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Ft Washington State Park – with a Bird Sanctuary!!

This is one of my favorite parks, and is just about 45 minutes away from our home.


American History is so fascinating!  This area that we live in is just so rich in historical significance.  This park was named Fort Washington, because General Washington camped here with his men on the way to Valley Forge in 1777.

The park was maintained by the Philadelphia  Fairmount Park Commission from the 1920’s until 1953 when it was made into a state park in Pennsylvania.





I am not a professional photographer, or even a good amateur!  I love taking photos.  It is HARD to take photos of birds, especially wild ones.  They move so fast.

I love to hear them sing, and am so proud when I actually get a picture of one!  Please don’t criticize or hold it against me.

There are 16 species of raptors that migrate in the eastern US.  All 16 species can be found at the park during the official “watch” from Sept 1-October 31 when volunteers count or “compile” the numbers seen in the park!

The park is so large – 493 acres!  There are a number of entrances that each have different types of recreation and parking.  I love the area with the observation area for the wild birds, and the picnic area by the


  1. Joan King
    June 18, 2012 at 4:12 pm

    You did a wonderful job taking these bir pictures! Such beautiful birds. Love, Me

  2. June 18, 2012 at 5:29 pm

    Great pictures and your article was very informative.

  3. June 18, 2012 at 5:32 pm

    Aha,-there re birds even around Washington , – Hi , Cool

    • June 18, 2012 at 6:45 pm

      Hi Hucky – This is a park in Pennsylvania where George Washington camped in 1777 with his troops. We are about 3 hours from Washington, DC. There are birds there, too! Thanks for your note.

  4. June 18, 2012 at 6:15 pm

    great article….

  5. June 18, 2012 at 6:15 pm

    just one word ” wonderful “

  6. June 18, 2012 at 6:26 pm

    I love bird, and I will love to fly

  7. June 18, 2012 at 6:30 pm

    Lucky you’re so close to such a nice place. Great pics too.

    • June 18, 2012 at 6:46 pm

      Thanks for your support, Dana. Appreciate the comment.

  8. June 18, 2012 at 6:35 pm

    So many birds and great photos and videos… well done @SallyKWitt

  9. June 18, 2012 at 7:21 pm

    Nice pics. Looks like you guys had a ton of fun enjoying nature.

    • June 18, 2012 at 9:00 pm

      Thanks Harold. We really enjoy taking advantage of the parks around. It is such a treat to be in a beautiful area, and then see wild animals as well!

  10. cdogzilla
    June 18, 2012 at 7:37 pm

    I have a hard time with birds, too 😛 Never stay still for me! And I never have a camera with me when I see a hummingbird!

    • June 18, 2012 at 9:00 pm

      I am not as quick to get the camera ready, so it is nice to have a spot where the birds are at least known to hang out! Thanks for the visit.

  11. Nicolas
    June 18, 2012 at 8:05 pm

    Nice photo shot, and lots of fresh breeze.

    • June 18, 2012 at 8:59 pm

      Thanks Nicolas. Yes, the air was sweet!

  12. June 18, 2012 at 8:22 pm

    Yes, birds are very difficult to photograph! You did a great job!

    • June 18, 2012 at 8:58 pm

      Thank you so much for visiting my blog, honey!

  13. June 25, 2012 at 10:35 pm

    What a lovely park. I could spend the entire day here.

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