Can you believe it is October already? The days are flying by, much too quickly. Hubby and I continue to stay active, as much as we can. Walking and birding on the good weather days. On this day we drove to Potomac Maryland to walk on the C & O Canal Trail.
We parked at Violette's Lock and walked just past Rileys' Lock on the canal trail. First birds I saw after getting out of the car was the Great Blue Heron near the canal and there were lots of Double-crested Cormorants hanging around the Potomac River.
Cormorants at in the Potomac River.
It was a slider turtle day, the sun was shining and all the turtles were hanging out on rocks and tree stumps in the canal.
I can usually always find the Green Heron at the C & O Canal, this Green Heron was fishing/hunting for food while standing on a tree stump sticking out of the water.
I thought I was going to go the whole summer/fall season without seeing a Green Heron. I am glad these herons are seen along this trail.
More images of the Potomac River and the canal side of the trail. There is a Great Blue Heron rookery along the river, so quite a few Herons can be seen all along the river's edge and at the canal. I was not able to get a photo of the Bald Eagle flying over our heads.
Just across the Potomac River is the state of Virginia, I believe the huge white building is part of a golf course country club?
We wanted to leave time to drive down River Road to the Great Falls NP and walk some more there. I will share photos from the national park on my next post.
We are hanging in there, happy and healthy. I hope everyone is safe,
happy and healthy.
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