Thursday, July 7, 2016

NCR Trail

Hello,

These images are from my walk on the NCR trail, photos are from 6/5 and 6/8. The NCR trail is a local bike, hike or jogging trail in Baltimore County, Maryland. Birds seen during our walk were the Eastern Phoebe, American Robin, Acadian Flycatcher, Scarlet Tanager and the Gray Catbird. The link NCR trail  takes you to my previous post which tells you more about the trail.




I am pretty sure this is an Eastern Phoebe on the fence.


The stream is called the Beetree Run at the Bentley Springs area of the bike trail.



A Scarlet Tanager seen along the bike trail.



The bike trail and I think the flowers are from wild white rose bushes? But, I could be wrong on the bush id. A catbird was seen on the trail catching bugs.



I am not sure what these flowers are called, they were seen all along the trail..


The American Robin was one of the common birds we saw this day.


I am guessing this is the Acadian Flycatcher, they seem to be common in our area during the summer.


A view of the trail.


The sunset on June 5th.  Seen from my deck and backyard.


A moon shot I have not shown was taken on June 8th. I hope you enjoyed my birds, post and sky photos.  As always I appreciate and thank you for the nice comments and for visiting my post.

Here is a list of linky parties for part of the week, I hope to see you there.

Thanks to Theresa @ The Run*A*Round Ranch for hosting Good Fences.
Thank you to Sylvia, Yogi and Sandy for hosting Skywatch Friday.

78 comments:

  1. Que lindo esse lugar onde a natureza se mostra bem . Adorei os caminhos no verde. Beleza de pássaros, céu e lua! Tudo lindo! bjs, ótimo dia! chica

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  2. Belo trabalho me fotografias espectaculares.
    Um abraço e continuação de uma boa semana.
    Andarilhar

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  3. You're so fortunate to see Scarlet Tanagers--they're gorgeous!
    Have a good day, Eileen

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  4. The stream looks like a slice of the Garden of Eden!
    Red and green - opposites on the color wheel - your photos of the Scarlet Tanager in foliage are the most vivid illustration of this I've ever seen!
    Your collections always transport me to a place beyond the regular world - such pristine, peaceful beauty. You have an enormous talent!

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  5. The Scarlet Tanager get my vote!

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  6. Hi Eileen,
    fabulous photos of the birds and nature around you. Amazing !
    Best regards, Synnöve

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  7. Hari OM
    The tanagers certainly catch the eye - but the little flycatcher is just adorable!!! Love the shots of the trail... long and inviting... YAM xx

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  8. I'm always amazed to see photos of Scarlet Tanagers - such a brightly colored bird! Their normal range is just north of us; maybe one will wander down this way.
    Have a beautiful day!

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  9. beautiful trails and woods. love the scarlet tanager and the cute fence-sitter. :)

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  10. Hello,
    Beautiful birds and blooms! The American Robin is so pretty.
    Happy Thursday!

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  11. we have been getting some really gorgeous sunsets!!

    i love that path, it looks so inviting. you have been seeing a lot of scarlet tanagers, those captures are beautiful!!!

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  12. I could spend hours on a trail like that, what a great place to walk and explore. The wild roses here in the west are pink, so I don't know about yours there.

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  13. What a beautiful trail and it's always nice to spot wildflowers along the way. The Scarlet Tanager is gorgeous. We've walked outside to see the sliver of the moon this week. You take such wonderful pics! Hugs!

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  14. We live in a beautiful country don't we. How neat to have such a wonderful area so close to you. Lovely trails. the scarlet Tanager is so pretty.
    Enjoy the day
    MB

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  15. love that scarlet tanager.. i think i had 3 catbirds in the tree this morning. they click click click PEEP PEEP and they had long beaks and long slender tails. and after a few minutes they made sounds like a cat fight.. also a big squirrel watching me, but they were all in front of the rising sun so no pics... beautiful trail and i really like the water veiw

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  16. I love the whole lot, although I am struck by last two, they are my favourites.

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  17. Beautiful pictures!! Would love to bike along that trail!

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  18. What a wonderful trail! The fence shot is awesome! Have a beautiful weekend!

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  19. All the birds are just beautiful and what a lovely trail.

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  20. Every sight perfect, but the moon shot is amazing. Awesome job.

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  21. Good morning Eileen, what color in your photos, incredible nature shots and I like the glimpses of fences throughout! Very fun post that brightens my day! Take care.

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  22. Hello Eileen, it is very hot and humid here in Montreal and your beautiful photos are a welcome refreshment! I really needed this, thank you so much for sharing.

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  23. Love the little sparrow on the fence and such beautiful montage of nature photos and a wowzer moon shot~ All wonderful, Eileen ~ ^_^

    Happy Weekend to you ~ ^_^

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  24. Beautiful trail! Love the Scarlet Tanager...they are one of my favorite birds!

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  25. Hi Eileen. That surely is a lovely trail you followed. It looks so peaceful and quiet. Just ideal for a spot of birtding as you have demonstrated.
    I do like the tanagers but the all of the flycatchers do present a challenge for us birders. Wish I could be there!

    Have a great week and weekend.

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  26. What a gorgeous place to a hike! As always, great shots of these lovely birds. Have a great weekend!

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  27. I am seeing more robins around this year than any time I can remember - I hope it is a good sign that our climates recovering. Love your bird pics as always, Eileen!

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  28. my favourite is the Scarlet Tananger but I love the look of where those paths might be leading.

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  29. Beautiful post Eileen . . .
    Looks like a wonderful trail . . .
    Great bird photos . . .
    The Scarlet Tanager is so handsome!

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  30. What a beautiful place! Love those white roses along the trail, and that scarlet tanager is amazing! Gorgeous photos, Eileen! x Karen

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  31. Hvilken fin løype å gå tur i.
    De er så nydelige de røde fuglene.

    Jeg ønsker god helg til deg.

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  32. Heisann, yes, I enjoyed your photos and words telling me about your experiences on the trail, thank you Eileen!
    Robin is adorable... Have nice Summer days ;:OD)

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  33. Such a beautiful trail to wander. And love to find birds in their natural environment like this. Lovely photos.

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  34. Someone had a beautiful day.
    Thank you for this enjoyable post

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  35. I love that scarlet tanager. I vaguely recall them at my grandmother's ...they had at least 5 or 6 bird feeders, various houses including houses for Martins that my grandfather had built.

    I probably only see 1/4 of the birds in my yard that she created a haven for when I was a kid living next door out in the country.

    What a gorgeous moon shot! :)

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  36. A beautiful location, and great photos! I like that little stream.

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  37. Wonderful photos , Looks like a lovely place to walk about ! Thanks for sharing . Have a good day !

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  38. Sweet little Acadian Flycatcher and how proud the Scarlet tanager looks. It's great to have a the serenity of a stream along any trail.

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  39. What a pretty place to walk. Nice shot of the little bird on the fence. I also loved the Scarlet Tanger, we don't have those around here.

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  40. That scarlet tanager is a beauty!

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  41. Wonderful photos. I love the scarlet tanager. Don't see those here. Have a great weekend.

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  42. Gorgeous nature shots Eileen and those sunset colours are beautiful.

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  43. Eileen, such a beautiful spot with those wonderful birds!

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  44. That scarlet tanager is lovely. such a pretty place to walk and bike.

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  45. Looks like a lovely place to spend time walking.
    Merle.................

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  46. Post amplo de belezas: pássaros, céus e lua!

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  47. one lovely trail for birding

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  48. Beautiful pictures from your trip. Cute birds and a wonderful picture of the moon :-) Happy weekend

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  49. great nature and a sweet little flycatcher :)

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  50. Wow!!!!! That's all I can say...
    Stunning shots!...
    What a beautiful place... Heaven on earth... I believe...
    Have a great weekend ahead, Eileen!
    A big kiss
    Ana

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  51. NCR Trail looks a great place for walking and enjoying the nature, pretty birds and flowers. Beautiful sunset.

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  52. The trail reminds me of Robert Frost's poem, "The Road Not Taken." I'd take that one, especially if I could photograph birds.

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  53. Everything is awesome...from the beauty of the sunset off your deck/and the moon... to the trails, wildflowers and of course...the birds!!

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  54. Such soothingly joyous captures!

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  55. These are similar to some of my birds Your photos are much better, though!
    The iris: northern blue flag, iris versicolor. We have them in our wetland.

    I have a suggestion, since your photos are nice and large, if you put the explanation above them, it makes it easier as one scrolls down! Just a thought! ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

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  56. The birds and the sunset are wonderful again.
    Thanks for sharing and enjoy your weekend, Eileen!

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  57. Eileen, your photographs are wonderful especially the birds, love the final moon shot too.
    I'm glad to see that you're continuing to make Mosaics to showcase your images, got to keep in practice for the start of MM next month!
    bon weekend
    Maggie

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  58. Love the Scarlet tanager bird...nice place for a walk.
    Amanda xx

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  59. What a gorgeous place! I love that shot of the robin.

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  60. Pretty mooon!

    Those Scarlet Tanagers are so amazing.
    ~

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  61. lovely photos, specially the scarlet tanager, what a handsome bird

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  62. nice shots, I specially like orange birds (american robin and scarlet tanager).

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  63. Fantastic selection here Eileen.
    The birds are just great and so many bright colours, the Scarlet Tanager is aptly named!

    The Beetree Run stream looks a very nice place and so do the trail pictures.

    What a fantastic sunset you captured, the sky looks so good.

    With the weekend almost here, I wish you a good one.

    All the best Jan

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  64. Beautiful pictures of a great place to walk.
    Love the Robin.

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  65. What a gorgeous place to go biking or walking. You saw so many beautiful birds and captured them so well. The robin and the Scarlet Tanager pictures are my favorites...and the flowers in bloom are so pretty. Lovely post. genie

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  66. Dearest Eileen; Oh, It sure must be heavenly to stroll around the NCR trail; agree with one of your friends comment "pristine, peaceful beauty"♡♡♡ With the beautiful colorful Scarlet Tanager's red, I might be able to spot them even with my bad eyes p:-)
    Love the sunset and moon capture, Dear friend;
    Sending Lots of Love and Hugs from Japan to my Dear friend in America, xoxo Miyako*

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  67. The trail and streams are very enchanting.
    The photos are beautiful, Eileen.
    Have a Happy Weekend!
    Peace :)

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  68. This post too is wonderful, from the Scarlet tanager to the colourful American robin without forgetting the sunset and the moon!
    Well done Eileen!!

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  69. Lovely shots of the Scarlet Tanager!! I have only seen Summer ones so far! Going up to western Maryland for a little visit on the 20th... wonder what I shall see up there? As always, thanks for sharing!

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  70. Hello,Eileen,
    Wonderful shots of the birds as always. The trail, it would be a nice to place to walk with a camera. Your moon is quite gorgeous. Have a good new week.

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  71. Beautiful stream along forest; the scarlet bird is so amazing. I can observe such birds only through your camera lens. Anyway, it is always a pleasure to have a lovely (and virtual) walk on the trails in nature. Also, to see an orange sunset and a quarter of the moon in macro. A lovely treat! many thanks.
    Have a great sunday and a good new week ahead!

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  72. What a beautiful area. I love the view of the stream and the scarlet tanager.

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  73. Awesome scarlet tanager!! Have never seen such a bright color!!
    Always so much life in and around a creek!!

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  74. Every picture is wonderful, but the collage of the scarlet tanager is beyond perfect. Just love it!!

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