Thursday, January 21, 2010

Blackwater NWR Skywatch

My shot below is my entry for Skywatch and is from Blackwater NWR taking on Friday the 15th.





Last weekend,  I talked hubby into a daytrip to the Blackwater National Wildlife refuge in Cambridge Md. I wanted  mostly to the see the birds and it was a great day weather wise, it was close to 60 degrees.

I saw lots of birds at Blackwater. There were Bald Eagles, lots of Snow Geese and lots of Canada Geese, Mallards and a GB Heron walking on ice. I am pretty sure that I saw a flock of swans (are they called flocks) going over the refuge too.


                                   Swans, the Snow Geese have black on their wings. The Swans were all white.



Snow Geese



Snow Geese a little closer





Some of the Snow Geese on the ground with some Canada Geese.




Thanks for checking out my Blackwater Skies and to see more great skies from all over go
 and visit: Skywatch Friday   Also a big thanks to our hosting team of Sylvia, Sandy, Wren, Klaus  and Fishing Guy

34 comments:

J Bar said...

That's an awesome capture of that collection of birds.
Sydney - City and Suburbs

Sylvia K said...

Gorgeous skies! And what a great place! Love seeing all the ducks, geese etc. That last shot is fun -- looks as though they had all gathered for a meeting! Hope you have a great weekend!

Sylvia

Ann said...

Your snow geese photos are incredible.

Did I tell in in the winter of 1975, my roommamte's dad took me to see these brown geese near to Kingsville Canada?

ρομπερτ said...

One can only be glad to be allowed to see such beautiful photography.
Maybe wishing to be able to give the small finger, in order to be able to "fly" into one of your pictures.
Please have a nice Friday.

LDH said...

Beautiful pics especially the Snow Geese and the Canada Geese!

Rajesh said...

Gorgeous shots. The shots of birds in flight are wonderful.

Diane AZ said...

Your header photo is awesome, also breathtaking birds...so many!

The Good Life in Virginia said...

oh eileen...these bird captures are beautiful. so like the first and last captures.

and your header shot is a huge WOW.
have a wonderful weekend.

LV said...

Wonderful photos of the birds. However, your header picture is outstanding. Looks like a tornado might be coming.

Regina said...

How amazing and delightful skies!
Enjoy the weekend.

luna miranda said...

wow, fabulous shots! oh, and i love your header photo--great photo!

Carver said...

Your header and all of the geese shots are great. I love the first one in this post particularly with the swans flying in a curved line.

Pietro said...

Very beautiful images of the birds! I enjoy them very much!
Happy weekend!

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Eileen: I love your header, it is outstanding. All your waterfowl photos are wonderful.

Evelyn Howard said...

Hi Eileen, Great photos. Esp love tHe last picture - the black and white contract.

~Cheryl said...

You found a huge collection of birds to watch! Your sky header is terrific! It's a friendly sky yet I can't ignore the funnel-looking cloud. Great photo!

Lew said...

Gorgeous skies in your header! I love the snow geese in flight. Youget some great images on this trip!

Spiderdama said...

Just beautiful sky and I love the shot with the white swans flying:-)
Wish you a great weekend!

Ramosforest.Environment said...

Beautiful Nature.
Great shots.
Luiz Ramos

diane said...

Great header. Fancy being so close.The bird shots are magic. there are so many geese on the ground,

rainfield61 said...

I love the line of birds. So beautiful.

Dewdrop said...

That is amazing!!! I have never seen so many in one place!

NatureFootstep said...

wow, an entire cloud of birds. And I like the header too. :)

Afanja said...

What a lovely series, Eileen.
It's always great to see so many birds passing by.

JOE TODD said...

Your header sure grabbed my attention. Then the photo of the Geese brought a smile to my face. Have a good one

Ebie said...

Once again, you have shown us your love of nature. The birds in flight is just gorgeous!

The skies on your header is so dramatic!

Prizler Photography said...

Oh my gosh! These are fantastic! I love geese!! Amazing how many there are! Great capture!

B : ) said...

Fantastic pix. I love them.

Serendipity said...

I love the header shot! And the geese series is just wonderful - every shot is perfect!

Angie said...

Awesome shots!!! Thank you, have a good W/E

SquirrelQueen said...

Amazing shots Eileen, I love to see photos of birds in flight. My favorite is the first one with the beautiful swans.

Maria said...

These images makes me think of spring, around March large amounts of geese can be seen on the fields around my house. Thanks for stopping by.

nice A said...

Your pictures are all very lovely but I love the snow geese the most. Their formation is awesome.
Btw, thanks for your comments in my blogs.

Carletta said...

I'm so late this week viewing Skywatch shots but I'm glad I finally got here. Those clouds are unique and the swans - what a great catch!