Monday, December 7, 2009

Susquehanna, Conowingo Eagles

The Susquehanna River trail is a trail my hubby and I frequent often. The Susquehanna River is 444 miles long. And is the longest river on the East coast. It starts in New York, goes thru Pennsylvania and empties in the northern end of the Chesapeake Bay in Maryland.

The Susquehanna River, my entry for Watery Wednesday. To see more great Watery photos go and see 2sweetnsaxy at Watery Wednesday







We love to go and see the Eagles below the Conowingo Dam. We see other birds at the river below the dam but the Eagles are the main attraction.  The guy pictured above was just about over my park car, he was eating a big catfish. I was able to zoom in on him.

                                           
Bald Eagle sitting on a rock in the river





                                                    Juvenile Bald Eagle



The Eagles are there year round but in the winter the numbers increase dramatically. Our last visit was Sunday a week ago and there were well over a hundred Eagles juvies and adults maybe mo


I know I posted about these Eagles previously but, it is a favorite place of mine to visit especially when I able to see the Eagles.








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63 comments:

Xavi said...

Fantastic pictures of the eagles.
Have a great day

Sylvia K said...

Magnificent captures! And what a magnificent bird the eagle is! Really marvelous post, Eileen!

Have a great week!

Sylvia

VioletSky said...

With that many eagles on hand - keep posting photos. Great captures.

Bob Bushell said...

Hi Eileen, you managed to get a eagle, which I must say, is beautiful!

kjpweb said...

Very nice, Eileen! Isn't it great to have them around?

Snap said...

How exciting! Wonderful captures. Thanks, Eileen!

Richard said...

Love the new header. Great eagle pictures.

Rob Inukshuk said...

Fabulous, fabulous shots!

Samson said...

Lovely captures Eileen, your header is terrefic

Have a great week

Carver said...

Wonderful shots of the beautiful eagle.

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Wow!Over a hundred Bald Eagles in one place,that would be awesome.Thanks for sharing these pictures.
Blessings,Ruth

Johnny Nutcase said...

very cool! nice up close and personal action shots, i like it! i haven't seen a bald eagle in forever, which is ridiculous, cause they should be all over here.

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Eileen: What a wonderful treat. I don't get to see many Eagles and enjoy them whenever I do.

Stine in Ontario said...

I have never seen an eagle (except in photos) so you can post about them as often as you please and I won't be bored...just jealous. LOL

Photo Cache said...

many eagles at one time, that's pretty neat and so lucky of you.

enjoy the week.

storyteller said...

Thanks so much for sharing these marvelous eagle photos with those of us who don't get to see them often ... your world is wonderful ;-)
Hugs and blessings,
My World

Kathiesbirds said...

Wonderful photos of the eagles! How nice that you get to see them like this!

Ebie said...

OMG! I wish I can capture them the way you do! They are so beautiful!

Irene said...

Well over a hundred eagles is just awesome. Love your photos.

Rajesh said...

Beautiful shots. The close-up shots are very good.

Wolynski said...

Great photos of the eagles, especially the top one - looks like my aunt. They don't appear to be afraid of people.

Riet said...

Oh wow, beautiful pictures. How wonderful you can see the eagles in nature.

Jo said...

Great photography, Eileen. The first one looks HUGE -see his tail protruding from behind the branch. What a treat for you to view these magnificent birds.

Rantis said...

Magnificent and wonderful photos of the eagles! How nice that you get to see them in action!

Misalyn said...

Great shots Eileen. I like the eagle shots. I find it difficult to capture birds but sometimes am lucky to capture when its early morning.

By the way, thank you for visiting my blog.

eden said...

Hi Eileen!

Those are beautiful images of the eagles. You captured them wonderfully.

Ricepatty said...

What extreem shots of those eagles - how wonderful that you were abel to be so close to them in their natural surroundings - beautiful just beautiful.

Anonymous said...

You can take this any you please but these people are not telling the truth. Your pictures are not great, marvellous, fantastic whatever. They are absolutely pathetic. These are good pictures of the Conowingo Eagles.

http://www.billmajoros.com/photoalbum/categories/new/Conowingo/windows/index.html

J Bar said...

Fantastic.
Sydney - City and Suburbs

eileeninmd said...

To Anonymous, I state in my blog that I am an amateur at photography. That is no secret. I do not have an expensive camera and lens like bill majoros. I do not take photos to sell, I only take them for the fun of it. I have a Canon Powershot SX10IS, probably cost me $300 at B&H. If you do not like my pictures you do not have to look at them go over to Mr. Bills website and look at his. Or maybe he will sell you some.

George said...

The picture you used in your header is awesome. It must be wonderful to see all those eagles in one place.

sunnymama said...

Wonderful shots of the river and the eagles! :)

Joops said...

beautiful shots!

We have rainy and snowy days

Pat said...

I would be SO excited to see so many eagles in one place! Heck, I'm excited when I see ONE! These are great photos! Enjoyed them VERY MUCH!

LadyFi said...

I'm so in awe of all those eagles. Amazing shots!

Evelyn Howard said...

Amazing shots

Elaine said...

Thanks for visiting my blog and your kind comments. It must be very exciting to see so many eagles at one time. Lovely photos. Thanks for sharing.

Randi said...

Wow....so many eagles! Must be a very special place!

luna miranda said...

wow, these are amazing shots! i've seen eagles not in the wild but at the Eagle Center. they're powerful creatures!

gengen said...

It is very pretty shot for the watery Wednesday.

Hootin' Anni said...

Oh my gosh....breathtaking!!!!

My Wednesday post is published. Do come by if you get a chance...it's all Gulf Waters today. Found HERE

Zuzu said...

Hello Eileen,

Wonderful shots today. Your so called "amateurish photography" is a joy to see.

I have a very old digital camera, I don't know what I'm doing when I take pictures, but I hold my breath when I take the shot and hope that what I share will be enjoyed by others. That's exactly what your blog and photos do - brighten my day with something wonderful every time I visit.

:)
Zuzu

AL said...

Wow, you captured the eagles very well Eileen! Very lovely photos!

Carolyn Ford said...

Amazing shots of the bald eagles! That's a trail I would love to explore! What beautiful sights along that river!

Rhonda @ Shellbelle's Tiki Hut said...

Funny, I just left a comment on another blog about the eagle's nests at Kennedy Space Center here in Florida and then I came here! I love seeing eagles, but have never come close to seeing so many at once.

btw, I love your photos, most of us are amateurs and none of us seem to mind. Anonymous needs to get a life, or at least a name. lol

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Oh, Eileen!!! How fabulous. I love this post so much. Thank you for sharing these eagles with us.

XO,

Sheila :-)

NicoleB said...

Sweet goodness, it must be so amazing to see all these eagles at once.
I'm impressed!

chubskulit said...

You always have beautiful pictures to share Eileen, thanks for sharing them to us.

Have a glimpse of Japan at my place.

joybuzz said...

Wow 100 eagles is sure a whole lot of feather flappers in one area. Great photos and you live in such a pretty area of the USA. Thanks for sharing as I have only viewed eagles in Alaska and that was years ago.
Some have amazing wing span.
Joyce

Mary said...

What a wonderful photostream. They are such magnificent birds. Thanks for sharing them with us. Have a wonderful Outdoor Wednesday.

Carol said...

Wow! What amazing shots and to be there to see first hand these magnificent creatures. I am so glad you posted again as I had not see these. Thank you! Carol

Atticmag said...

The face of an eagle! Positively magical and awe-inspiring. Thanks for the wonderfully uplifting photos Eileen and for stopping by to walk with me. -- Jane F

JLS Hall (Joysweb) said...

Fantastic photos! My husband and I have visited the Susquehanna River trail a couple of times, but never in winter. It really looks lovely, and the eagles are very exciting. Thanks for the tour!

moorebloglife said...

Eileen you did a marvelous job, I am jealous that you could spend all that time with these wonderful birds.

Dimple said...

Nice series. We see eagles here, also, but not large numbers together. I saw one today, actually, it was chasing a raven away. But I was driving, so I couldn't try for a picture.
Thanks for the visit!

SandyCarlson said...

Downright beautiful!

Wren said...

I am in love with your new banner photo. How awesome to be that close to the eagles and have the chance to get these great photos.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Beautiful Eileen. I just read your side bar -- can't believe anyone would say that. I would love to be able to take the pictures you do.

Blessing Reflections said...

It must be wonderful to witness and taking pictures of these wonderful eagles. The photos are just amazing!

squirrel said...

These photos are fabulous! I am so jealous!

Janie said...

Great captures of the eagles!

Nukke said...

WOW !!!!! Eagles ! and so much nature pics here to see, little birds too. Thank you so much of your comment in my Ruby pic.!
And Merry Christmas to you !!!!

Tes said...

Oh wow, Eileen, you've managed to capture that elusive eagle! You're so fortunate! Wow! Love the photos, esp the one with the eagle on the water. :)