Monday, July 21, 2008

Prince Gallitzin State Park ~ Part II

We continued to follow the path along the lake still in search of the Osprey nesting platforms, and seeing so many different things along the way.

The wild daisies were still in bloom as was this
purple flower, which I do not know what it is. The grass was
high and we were still beating the path with a stick... just in case a
snake was hiding there.

We could hear that ever familiar 'witchety whichety' all around us.
So we just stopped and stood and watched.

We were soon rewarded with .. yes!
The Common Yellowthroat! It was hard to get
a lot of pictures as he was darting so fast in and out of the bushes.

What a stunning little fella.

In a tree top not far away a catbird was calling.

Then back to our little Warbler... playing hide and seek

singing .. singing .. singing..

in another bush we saw the song Sparrow.

And Oh my Gosh there is the Eastern Towhee

I couldn't believe my eyes. So many birds I do not see at home.
This little yellow one is, I think, a Warbler but do not know his name.
Anyone who does feel free to enlighten me.

He was also joining in with a song! It was a happy day for these
little birds.

We continued to walk... following the lake out along the trail.
From time to time seeing boats chugging along.

I am not sure, but I think this is a Flycatcher. It had me stumped
but I think I narrowed it down.

If it is this is the first for me too.

A handsome bird for sure.
As we got nearer to our destination the heat was almost
unbearable. We picked the hottest day to do this little
'search and find' walk.

Black eyed Susans growing wild along the trail.

Oh! The Osprey! Yes we finally did see where the Osprey nesting
stations were, but they were all gone and nothing remained to
see. I guess we will have to go early next year to catch
the action of the Chicks being fed and housed.

To learn more about the project about raising Osprey young in artificial nests go here.

It will tell you about an ancient falconer procedure called Hacking.

This is the front side of the nests and

this is the back.

That was all the fuss about going to Glendale Prince Gallitzin
State Park, but we had so much fun seeing all those birds along
the way. Thanks to my friend for looking up the Osprey at the Park and getting the directions to find it.

A friend is one of the nicest things you can have,
and one of the best things you can be.
Douglas Pagels

A jane & barbie adventure...
To God be the Glory ~~ Great Things He Hath Done


Marsha said...

Did I mention I love Jane & Barbie adventures? This Part II is no exception. It looks like a beautiful place and I love all of the photos but my favorites are of the yellowthroat. You really got some amazing ones! I can just imagine all the bird song you were hearing.

jalynn01 said...

Thanks Marsha! yes you did mention you love these adventures! haha We have been friends a very long time and have had soooo many fun adventures. We could write a book.. many books.

Bird Girl said...

Yes, another adventure! I guess we need to have all we can get before we are too old - haha! Lots of nice pictures! And you did a great job on your new banner!

The Birdlady said...

Oh that place is a gold mine! And your photos are wonderful!

jalynn01 said...

yes! Barbie before we get too old.. and when do you think that would be? haha

Birdlady: Thanks... it's always double the fun when there are two of us!

Richard said...

That looks like an Alder Flycatcher but really don't know.

As for your question on feeding Baltimore Orioles, that feeder is a hummer feeding with the flowers pulled out. It has some little trays that hold the nector and they seem to like that. They didn't want to feed from an Oriole feeder so switched to this one.

jalynn01 said...

Thank you Richard for your comment.
I may try to customize my feeder like that next year.

Kathiesbirds said...

Jaylynn, I think your flycatcher is an Eastern wood peewee due to the lack of an eye ring,the presence of the wingbars and that perky little crest. As for the yellow warbler, it may be a Yellow Warbler but its body was so obstructed by the leaves that it is hard to tell. However, from looking in my bird guide there are only a couple of warblers with totaly yellow heads so your coice is very limited. Because of the range and the lack of a dark line through the eye I would say your best guess would be a yellow warbler. You are it the right family, though. Sounds like you had a great time and I like your new photo!

Anonymous said...

A beautiful set of excellent photos.

Have a nice weekend,

Abraham Lincoln
—Brookville Daily Photo

Christy said...

Great set of photos!:) I'd be inclined to say that your unidentified warbler is a Yellow Warbler or a slight chance of a male Pine Warbler. The only other solid yellow warbler I know of is the Prothonotary and it's definitely not that.

Fabulous photos all around! :)

jalynn01 said...

Thank you Kathie and Christy for identifying my bird! These darn warblers are hard.

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