Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Birding at the Blackwater NWR

The Blackwater refuge is one of my favorite place to go birding. This time of year the shorebirds are back, Ospreys and Eagles are all on their nest. Turtles are sunning themselves on the shore,  rocks and fallen trees. It is just a wonderful time of year to see nature and some great birds.

                                 Osprey working on their nest, please click on photos images look better enlarged




A far away view of the Eagle parents. I had heard from volunteers at the visitor center that  there were two eaglets in the nest.



To see more click here for Susan's  Outdoor Wednesday and Michelle's Nature Notes

Thanks to the both of them  and for stopping by to see my post.




28 comments:

rainfield61 said...

Your are fantastic, you heard there were two eaglets in the nest.

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

This is such an exciting time of year.The action is on going,so keep those cameras rolling.
Blessings,Ruth

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Hi Ellen
All your blogs are so full of wonderful photos. It was wonderful to see thse nesting eagles..so glad their numbers are rising and they are off the endangered list!

Happy Outdoor Wednesday!

♥ Pat

Ms. Bake-it said...

Fabulous photos Eileen! We have a lot of Osprey here and I love to watch them. One flew over my car on Monday and he had a fish in his talons. I had my sunroof open and was hoping he had a really good grip on his catch of the day!

~ Tracy

Elaine said...

This looks like a very lovely place to visit. Great photos of the Osprey and Eagle nests.

SquirrelQueen said...

Great shots, spring is an exciting time to view nature.

Ann said...

Does thebird know which is man made and which is a tree?

NicoleB said...

What a beautiful collection of Spring activities :D!

caite said...

I too love to go to the marshy areas around here and check out the shore and migrating birds.
Last week, I saw four black swans...something there really should not be in NJ. But I got...and posted...the pictures!

Linda (PA_shutterbug) said...

I want to get back to our Audubon Center and see what is out there now. Your pictures were nice. I especially liked the closeup picture of the osprey on its nest.

Carver said...

What a great refuge to be able to visit. I love the shots of the osprey and eagles.

Johnny Nutcase said...

i love the osprey carrying the nesting material and the turtles, great shots!

LV said...

This a great outdoor feature today. I really enjoyed seeing the eagles and their nest.

Maryrose said...

Hi Eileen,
Your photos are great. I saw a pair of eagles flying over a local lake once and it was a thrill. Thanks for sharing these great pics.
Maryrose
PS and thanks for the visit...have a great day.

Atticmag said...

That nest is so wonderful to see. Thanks for the terrific photos. Hope you'll stop by and see us if you have time. Jane F.

GrammyMouseTails said...

I am enjoying your birds! we feed them in our yard, when we can keep the feeders full, as other critters like to raid it, even tho I put out plenty on the ground! LOL.
Thanks for stopping by mine again & hope you come back next week for the answer ;) Faythe @GrammyMstails

Kirigalpoththa said...

They build huge nests. Aren't they?

Suzi Smith said...

these are lovely to see... looks a lovely place!

tatess said...

thanks for dropping by at my blog eillen . i got to know all your wonderful and colorful blogs. i am going to follow you from now on.

MJ FIRST Wild Card Assistant Director said...

Neat. I can almost hear the nature sounds looking at these images. Thanks for coming by my WW.

Creative Madness Mama

Autumn Belle said...

I love all your nature photos. The eagles are special and beautiful.

JamericanSpice said...

These are really cool shots of these birds.

I love bird watching!

Tallulah's Antique Closet said...

Hi Elieen, Thanks for stopping by today. I like the pic's of the turtles on the river bank sunning themselves. Have a good day..Julian

Kerri said...

Oh I really want to go here! Looks like a wonderful place!

Squirrel said...

Wonderful captures Eileen!

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Eileen: What a neat shot of the Osprey. I love your turtle bank.

dAwN said...

Looks like a lovely place to bird and walk..
you sure do allot of memes..Wow..You are on busy blogger.
Always a pleasure to read your adventures ..

ramblingwoods.com said...

Lovely to get that close to see osprey..I haven't had that pleasure yet...Here I am watching one lone mallard duckling try to survive alone.. wish I could catch him...Michelle