Monday, January 28, 2008

A Birding we shall go........

Two Friends a go a birding...
Before we even get
out of my driveway my friend spots a hawk at the
very top of the hill above my house. I managed two shots.
one resting....

One flying looking like a phantom

Bedford County lends itself to scenic country farms , covered
bridges and rolling farmland. I can't help but capture it
with the camera. A Farm along old Route 220 looks
picture perfect with it's own covered bridge.
As we near Bedford the old C.R. Pencil barn
dating back to July 1920 greets us.

Shawnee State Park has some gorgeous landscape
and a bench to rest on.

I am capturing a flock of Canadian Geese looking
for some open water. They did not land... it was all frozen.

My friend pointed out this tree. Doesn't it look
like the face of a girl?

After tiring of Shawnee I called my Niece's husband, Jeff
to assist us in some birding hot spots.
This barn was in Snake Spring twp.

I couldn't resist this horse and buggy. Jeff says they
come out on Sunday afternoons.

Here you see it all.... horse, buggy, dog, cow, barn... a way
of life few of us really know or appreciate.

Well finally............we do see a male kestrel on a wire with a
mouse in his talons.

I was excited because this is not a bird I see often.

Yellow creek is a beautiful setting for some ducks and we
did see a kingfisher but he was too faraway for a picture.

This is just a domestic duck..... but I was fascinated with
the black and white pattern on his feathers.

The catch of the day must have been this female red tail hawk.

go here for a look at the map of Snake Spring Twp. Bedford County


Bird Girl said...

Somehow this looks vaguely familiar...did I see it in a dream? Very lovely shots! ;-)

Jotter Jan said...

Why do I have this feeling of deja vu??? hahaha Nice shots!

Lindy said...

I LOVE your photos and your blog! Thank you SO much for posting such wonderful pictures! Every time I come here, which is often, I feel like I am taking a trip home.

I lived in PA my entire life, until my hubby and I moved to SC a year ago. I get terribly homesick, and seeing your photos brings back such wonderful memories of my favorite place in the entire world... good old PA.

I believe the first few shots were taken near Cessna. Am I correct? The barn and the farm with the covered bridge seem familiar. My hubby used to work for a company based in Claysburg, and we traveled old 220 or new 220 weekly.

(I think I left a similar comment awhile ago, so sorry if I'm being redundant! lol)

jalynn01 said...

Yes! Lindy the C R Pencil barn is in Cessna right out side of Bedford and the barn and bridge is on old
Route 220 just N of Bedford. I am was born and raised in Bedford County but now live in Blair county. I'm so glad you enjoy my blog. Stop by anytime. I appreciate your comments.

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