Thursday, April 26, 2018

Thankful Thursday

Happy Thursday, enjoy your day!

On April 8th, hubby and I met up with my friend for dinner in York Pennsylvania. Since we were nearby we decided to check out the Great Egret rookery and the Black Crowned Night Herons nesting in York Pa. York Pa is only a 30 minute drive from home.

Great Egret nesting tree.











There are 4 Black Crowned Night Herons in the photo below, the 4th one is kind of hidden.


Great Egret in a pretty sky.





A view of the Kiwanis Lake in York Pa, the pine trees in the middle left of the photo are where the egrets and herons are nesting.






I am thankful to be able to see the birds above at their nest.
I am thankful for good friends. 
I am thankful for all your visits and comments. 


Tha
nk you Michelle for hosting Thankful Thursday
Thank you to the hosts of   Skywatch Friday


Thanks so much for visiting and for your nice comments on my previous post. Have a happy day!

55 comments:

Nancy J said...

They are magnificent, and so many in one tree, what a pretty place to visit.

italiafinlandia said...

Beautiful clear sky and place.
Nice to see it.
Enjoy your day!

Karen said...

It is great that you get to see so many birds and the beautiful scenery in your area. Thank you for sharing about your outing.

✿ chica said...

Muito lindas! Ótimo dia e fim de semana! bjs, chica

Tom said...

...nice finds!

Francisco Manuel Carrajola Oliveira said...

Excelente trabalho, gostei bastante.
Um abraço e continuação de uma boa semana.

Andarilhar
Dedais de Francisco e Idalisa
O prazer dos livros

David Gascoigne said...

This is a very interesting post. I have racked my brains but I cannot ever recall having seen heronries in coniferous trees. I learn something new every day!

Giga said...

Herons are beautiful and I like their view of the tree. Beautifully look at the pink flowering trees near the lake. Best wishes and see you on my return.

Gayle said...

I love the fluffiness of the first photo. Happy Day.

rainfield61 said...

I find a lonely baby bird inside the nest on one of my trees.
Very cute, but this is not the reason I have gone missing.
Have a good day.

Sandra said...

love that rookery, would like to see one.. i have seen pelicans in one

Sondra said...

Great photos of you visit wading birds in trees always look like dinosaurs... Hope the all have success with their nesting. have a great weekend.

Betty Crow said...

WOW! Would love to go there. Love the last picture. Beautiful spring day.

Carol Blackburn said...

Oh, that must have been awesome! Thanks for sharing your lovely pictures.

Lynne said...

Looks like a wonderful,place to visit . . .
Loved the picture of the Great Egret in the pretty blue/cloud sky..

Lea said...

Beautiful!
Hope you are having a wonderful week!

DIMI said...

Hello Eileen!
What a lovely place to visit! The view of the lake is amazing! Beautiful scenery!
Lovely pictures and great captures of the Egret and the Heron birds!
Love the picture with the flying Great Egret and the nesting tree!!
Thank you for sharing! Wishing you a lovely weekend!
Dimi...

A Colorful World said...

It's an egret nursery! Wonderful photos!

Dee said...

The egrets are even more beautiful when they have their breeding plumage!

Lady Fi said...

Those egrets are fabulous! And you have blossoms - how gorgeous.

ellen b. said...

It's always amazing to me to see those big birds sitting in trees! Looks like a beautiful place to visit. Happy thankful Thursday to you, Eileen.

Debbie said...

what a great place, i love how the "hang out" together. you are lucky to have this rookery so close to home!!

beautiful close-ups and images!!

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

Thursdays are a good day to be thankful.

William Kendall said...

Wonderful bird shots!

Linda W. said...

Love your first pic of all the egrets nesting in the tree!

Lowcarb team member said...

I always think it so lovely to meet up with friends.

You've shared some fantastic photographs Eileen, those close ups are wonderful.

Really nice to see the colour in the blossom tees to.

We do have a lot to be thankful for.

All the best Jan

RedPat said...

So many birds in one tree, Eileen!

Michelle said...

Interesting to see that nesting tree. Egrets are beautiful birds. Thanks for linking up today.

krishna said...

Those Herons are really elegant..

rupam sarma said...

Lovely photos.
Greetings from India

Small City Scenes said...

Wow so very interesting and excellent shots of the birds
MB

Carol @Comfort Spring Station said...

Fabulous photos with the beautiful birds and that glorious sky

Marit Sønstebø said...

Hello Eileen,

Beautiful photos! The Egrets are so pretty. Wonderful blooming!
I wish you a nice wekend!

Anonymous said...

Wonderful to see the egrets so close at their nests.
Thanks for sharing and have a wonderful weekend.

Bob Bushell said...

Beautiful Heronary, pretty birds.

Cathy Keller said...

Really marvelous photos! So very beautiful! Thank you!

magiceye said...

Lovely captures!

Thomas Lee said...

Wow! Nice blue sky over the lake

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

You always find and document such nice places. Great pics of the birds. I love your "thankful" statements also. It sets a good example for all of us.

Missy George said...

Great shots..pretty day..You were only about a half hour from me.I have never been there..Guess I'll have to broaden my horizons...Have a nice weekend..

Jeanie said...

Oh my! They are so dazzling in the trees. I keep trying to see Harry in the tree but never do. What a sight!

Joyful said...

Fabulous shots of the egrets and herons, Eileen. Have a great weekend.

Ranten said...

Lovely pictures! happy weekend to you!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Beautiful place Eileen! What a perfect day that was.

bill burke said...

The Great Egret nesting tree is awesome. I never heard of that before but it must be fantastic to see in person. I love your bird photos, so nice and up close. The view of Kiwanis Lake is well composed and very pretty.
Enjoy your weekend Eileen!

Hootin' Anni said...

...an extraordinary haven for nesters! I loved hiking along with you two.

carol l mckenna said...

Awesome nature photography as always!


Happy Weekend to you,
A ShutterBug Explores,
aka (A Creative Harbor)

Spare Parts and Pics said...

I love the shot of the egret in that gorgeous sky!! Have a nice weekend!

happyone said...

Looks like you had perfect weather for taking a walk and pictures.
Fantastic photos.
The lake looks so pretty with with blooming trees and the blue sky with the clouds is just beautiful.

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

Wow - what an amazing place to visit - wonderful photos.

Jenn Jilks said...

What a privilege to see their habitat! We have a heron rookery near, but not very close, and I have to stand on the highway to view them. sigh.

Kay L. Davies said...

You had me at "Great heron rookery" because I think of herons as wading birds. Their size made me think of the bald eagles nesting in trees "back home" in British Columbia, whose nests can be 10 feet across.
Now I've researched herons, and I'm impressed. I'm always happy to research things I learn from blogs, even if it does keep me at the computer all day.
Did I say I love your photos?
Kay
An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

Sandi said...

Stunning! The two white birds in the tree have feathers that kind of look like...hair?

betty-NZ said...

What a wonderful experience! The birds are so gorgeous.

NatureFootstep said...

cool! Love the egret tree :)

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