My Daily Photo Walk: Noland's Ferry
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23 - NF 2 23 - NF 1 After seeing so many great woodpecker photos on Facebook recently (Maryland Birding page), I decided to go on a woodpecker hunt. I'd seen a number of them before in the winter months along the C&O towpath, so I chose Noland's Ferry at the end of New Design Road for my walk today. Alas, I saw a few nuthatches and chickadees very high up in the trees, but the woodpeckers were silent and/or just not visible.
23 - NF 3 23 - NF 4 When I arrived, mine was the only car at the parking lot. I walked north for a while, then back along the road to the railroad bridge, then south along the path for a while. No woodpeckers. Noises that I did hear included a helicopter, a train, squirrels rustling in the leaves, a cawing crow, and the wind blowing in the trees.
23 - NF 5 23 - NF 6 Returning to the parking area, I noted four cars had joined mine. The canal is a popular walking area, especially for people with dogs. However, woodpeckers were not choosing Noland's Ferry for their forays today. I hope for better luck next time.
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I have seen woodpeckers along the Canal down stream of Monocacy Aqueduct and around Landers Lock. The problem with nature photography is that sometimes nature doesn't show up. Charles Carroll Farm was down that way more towards Tuscarora.
At least you are learning there is more to the C&O Canal then dirty brown water.
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