Thursday, September 10, 2020

Happy Thankful Thursday!

Hello, everyone!

 I am thankful for another Thursday, for my fellow blogging friends, the hosts of my favorite linky parties and of course my blog followers.  I am sharing another local county park, about a 30 minute drive from home. I have posted numerous about our walks at Cromwell Valley Park, the park consist of 460 acres of stream, forest, fields, valley and upland habitat. It is a very popular park for local birders and has a hawk watch which may be starting soon. 

These are images from our most recent walk on August 28th, it was a pretty day with a lovely blue sky.   We saw the GB Heron, American Robins, Eastern Bluebirds and a House Finch. They have restored and preserved the historic Risteau Lime Kiln.
 


 Great Blue Heron intent on finding food. 




 A view of the wooded section of the trail.


 Birds on the wire, a House Finch and 2 Eastern Bluebirds.



 A view of the pretty blue sky and the trail.


 You can walk a loop up the road past the barn and then the trail goes back into the woods.


 There was a lot of the Queen Anne's Lace blooming.


 I am not sure of the id of these yellow blooms.



 A young Eastern Bluebird still showing the spotted breast.


A view looking down stream from the bridge. 



  For Throwback Thursday, I am sharing a mosaic of images from previous visits to Cromwell Valley Park.  Photos of the farm land and barn, Palm Warbler, Baltimore Oriole and a Waterthrush.
 

 
 
 
We had other plans this day and did not spend the time needed to find more birds.  I have been on a few bird walks at this park, there are usually lots of Baltimore Orioles and various Warblers. One winter years ago I even saw a Northern Shrike at this park. I am always happy and thankful to take a walk and to do some birding. I hope everyone take care and stays safe. 

Live simple and be happy!  😊 Take care, keep smiling!


Thank you to Martha  @ Throwback Thursday linky  
and her Seaside Simplicity
Thank you Michelle for hosting Thankful Thursday
Thank you to Yogi the host of   Skywatch Friday


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

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    1. Thanks for the comment! Take care, enjoy your day!

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  2. Hello,

    The Great Blue Heron is a beautiful bird. We have a smaller bird here who is similar to Great Blue Heron, Ardera cinerea. I have only seen it once around here. Queen Anne's Lace is a very pretty flower. Great shots!
    Enjoy your day!

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  3. Hello Eileen,
    Nice pictures of all these wonderful nature places.
    Great to see with the blue sky.
    Shot 9 of that bird is very funny.

    Greetings and have a nice day,
    Marco

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  4. Another beautiful outing on such a gorgeous day! Y'know? I haven't seen a bluebird here tbis season. I'm bummed.

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    1. Thank you Anni! I always enjoy seeing the Bluebirds. Take care, enjoy your day!

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  5. I am waiting to be thankful for being able to walk outside and breathe at the same time when we get a break from the heat you should be getting a break from the heat right now

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    1. Thank you Sandra!
      I hope you get a break from the hot weather.
      Take care, enjoy your day!

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  6. Great shot of the heron. it had better be careful where it stabs its bill with all those rocks!

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  7. La garza se ve muy bien y también los pajarillos en el cable. A la reina Ana floreciendo la conozco por zanahoria silvestre por aquí se ve mucho. Gran paseo amiga.
    Buena semana. Cuidaros.
    Un abrazo

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    1. Thank you Laura!
      The Queen Anne's Lace is beautiful!
      Take care, enjoy your day!

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  8. Lovely place to walk...and such pretty birds too! Have a great Thursday!

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  9. That third photo made me take a deep breath. Just gorgeous. My favourite bird photos have more than one species in them so the bluebirds and the finch are special. However, who doesn’t love a heron? Take care, Eileen.

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    1. Thank you Marie! I do love all the birds, the herons are one of my favorites.
      Take care, enjoy your day!

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  10. Good Morning I see Im not the only one up early today...that was a great look at your world, the wooded trail is very inviting...especially since we have yet another rain day going due to tropical systems out in the south Atlantic...
    Another week nearly over so enjoy the weekend.

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    1. Thanks Sondra! I am an early riser, up before the birds. We are having some rain today, maybe showers the next couple of days too. Take care, enjoy your day! Happy weekend to you!

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  11. I love those white painted fences and the old kiln....what a wonderful place to spend the day. It's nice to get out on trails that are close by. I need to branch out a little when the weather cools down. Enjoy your day!

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    1. Thank you Diane! We do enjoy all our walks.
      Take care, enjoy your day!

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  12. Hi Eileen, All the photos are so beautiful and so peaceful, makes me want to be there too! Thanks for playing along on Throwback Thursday :)

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    1. Thank you Martha! Throwback Thursday is fun!
      Take care, enjoy your day!

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  13. I always love seeing your pics of Bluebirds. I haven't seen one in years.

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  14. Verdadeiro show tuas fotos!Adorei! Lindo dia! bjs, chica

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  15. Looks like a pretty place for a walk and bird watching. Always enjoy the photos of your nature walks. Take care.

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    1. Thanks so much for the comment and visit.
      Take care, enjoy your day!

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  16. Thank you Eileen for sharing these beautiful photos. I am always happy to go birding too. :)
    I wish you a nice evening!

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  17. Looks like it was a very nice walk. All of your bird pictures are wonderful...especially the GB Heron!!

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  18. What beautiful places to walk...and loved the photos in that collage.

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  19. Beautiful Blue Heron and love the little birds on the wire ~ All excellent photos ^_^ Thanks.

    Live each moment with love,

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

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    1. Thank you Carol! Take care, enjoy your day! Wishing you a Happy weekend!

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  20. a lot of birds and beautiful flowers....bluebird looks so cute standing on the sign...
    Have a wonderful day

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    1. Thank you Tanza!
      Take care, enjoy your day!
      Wishing you a Happy weekend!

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  21. Love all these images, but WOW! on that Blue Heron! Thanks for making time to visit my blog, Eileen; hope you're enjoying a sweet day.

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    1. Thank you Mevely!
      Take care, enjoy your day!
      Wishing you a Happy weekend!

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  22. Love your photos, Eileen. The Blue Heron is my favorite.

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  23. I love Herons! I miss Queen Anne Lace! We don't get it here in Georgia.

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    1. Thanks so much for the visit and comment.
      Have a happy weekend!

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  24. great that you have this place to visit within 1/2 hour of home and I would love to walk in that forest adn the stream looks very cool Eileen. Great shots of the birds.

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  25. Eileen you found another beautiful place to walk with flowers and wildlife

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    1. Thanks you Carol!
      I appreciate the comment and visit.
      Have a great day and weekend ahead.

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    1. Thank you Mikael!
      Take care, enjoy your day! Wishing you a happy weekend ahead.

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  27. I love the photo of the heron in the stream. Such intense concentration!

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    1. Thank you! The herons are very intent on catching their next meal.
      Have a great day and happy weekend!

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  28. Amazing Heron photo - well done.

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    1. Thank you Amy!
      Take care, enjoy your day!
      Wishing you a happy weekend!

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  29. Beautiful photos. Great shot of the heron. Such a wonderful place for walking.

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    1. Thanks Karen!
      Take care, enjoy your day!
      Wishing you a happy weekend!

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  30. Indeed, much for which to be thankful. I love those blooms. Our up-north Queen Anne's is all gone now. Pity -- I love it!

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    1. Thank you Jeanie!
      I love the Queen Anne's Lace too.
      Wishing you a great day and happy weekend!

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  31. I always love your photos :) - and that one of the heron is simply spectacular. What beautiful birds they are.
    Stay safe and enjoy your day :) xx

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  32. Sitting by that creek would be SO relaxing.

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  33. I love watching the great blue herons.

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    1. Thank you Red!
      I love watching all the birds. :)
      Happy weekend to you!

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  34. Lots of lovely things to enjoy as I scroll through your post, Eileen. Hope you have a great Friday and weekend!

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    1. Thank you Ellen!
      Have a happy day and great weekend!

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  35. Helloo, Hope you are doing well.
    Loved the post. Amazing pics.

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    1. Thanks so much for the comment.
      Enjoy your day and weekend!

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  36. A beautiful landscape of woods, forest, rivers and barns and neat trails and well laid roads for comfort walk in the park. Lovely photos of birds and flowers!

    Have a nice weekend 

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  37. How lucky you are to live close to a 460 hectare park full of beautiful birds and lush vegetation, Eillen.
    It feels good to live close to nature.

    Greetings.

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    1. Thank you for the comment and visit.
      Have a happy weekend!

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  38. Lovely sky shots and love the little bird on the sign ~ delightful photos ^_^

    Live each moment with love,

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

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  39. Good day to you! I especially like the photo of the little bluebird. So very diminutive yet I'll bet stronger that he looks. Have a grand weekend!

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  40. Such A Delightful Post - Fantastic Photos - Enjoy Your Weekend - Be Well Shadow People

    Cheers

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  41. i like this trail, it is so beautiful right now. the heron looks like he sees a fish and is ready to strike, it is an awesome picture!! the birds are so pretty, i rarely see bluebirds!!

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  42. What a beautiful picture of blue heron.

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  43. What a lovely place to enjoy a walk.
    Your photographs are all so good, especially the shot of the heron.

    All the best Jan

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  44. Es bueno camninar y sobretodo por espacios libres de humos. La belleza de la Naturaleza se pueden apreciar en tus buenas fotos.

    Que pases un domingo feliz.

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  45. nice images, as usual Eileen. now i learned a name of this beautiful plant - Queen Anne's Lace.

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  46. Beautiful place for a walk! Love the heron!

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  47. Another great outing. We have queen anne's lace here and lots of yellow blooms that I don't know what they are. This park is a great find.

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