Saturday, January 8, 2011

Birding Blackwater

On the way home New Years Day hubby and I stopped at the Blackwater Wildlife Refuge. The visitor center was closed but the drive was open. You never know what birds you might see at Blackwater, it seems different every time I go.

For my critter post I am showing what we saw at Blackwater NWR.... thousands of Snow Geese, adult and juvenile Bald Eagles, Great Blue Herons, ducks and thousands of Canada Geese.


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This not the greatest photo, but I thought it was funny the geese started flying right towards our car.


























You can check out the eagle cam at the refuge here Blackwater NWR eagle cam follow the progress of the Eagles nest and when the first egg appears. It is pretty neat to watch.



















They appear in the distance but there are two Great Blue Herons and one Juvenile Eagle in this photo below.

















To see more critters from all over check out Misty Dawn's Camera Critters

Thanks to Misty for hosting and thank you for stoipping by to see my critters.

31 comments:

Dejemonos sorprender said...

Wa, wonderful captures! how much birds!
Greetings..

Jidhu Jose said...

beautiful shots

dreamfalcon said...

Woha - that's a lot of geese. I really like that first flight photo!

Iowa Gardening Woman said...

Beautiful flock and geese, glad no one shot off any fireworks........did you read about that? Crazy! Eagles are suck beautiful birds. Nice photos as always.

Barbara Selkirk said...

So glad I discovered your blog through Steve Creek Outdoors... what a super set of photographs. I love birds and am blessed with many that visit my feeders every day. At the moment it looks as if a storm is approaching because each one is filled with the flutter of about 100 goldfinches, chickadees, nuthatches, blue jays and juncos... I look forward to seeing more of your posts about birds and birding. My blog is http://primarilypets.blogspot.com and while it's not always about birds, there are some stories there you might enjoy. cheerio!

Vernz said...

wow, you're so fast ... you have them on perfectly... great photos..

Camera Critters here

Kay L. Davies said...

Gorgeous geese, Eileen. Perfect camera critters, especially the eagle. A friend of mine has installed many eagle cams in my home province, BC, and it's wonderful to watch the eggs and the young ones.
-- K

Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

Lyndsey said...

I like that first photo...you don't usually see geese like that. Great catch! A lot of good photos!

HOOTIN' ANNI said...

Oh my gosh, you know how I love to go birding...your photos have been a special treat for me today.

Gary said...

Wonderful action shots. Boom & Gary of The Vermilon River, Canada.

Wren said...

Blackwater is one of my favorite places. Thanks for sharing your visit!

Bob Bushell said...

Beautiful photos Eileen.

CIMPOACA LAURENTIU said...

great photos...nice reportage

VioletSky said...

That was worth the drive through the NWR!

eden said...

Wow, so many birds. Great captures, Eileen.

Have a great Sunday!

Chad said...

Great pictures... lot's of Geese. I saw my first Snow Goose just a few weeks ago in Texas. Sounds like a very cool place!

Elaine said...

It's so much fun to see so many snow geese at once. I see them like that when I visit my son in the Skagit Valley in Washington. We're heading that way next week, so I hope the weather cooperates and I can get a few good photos.

Marina said...

wow...you always have the greatest photos!!!!!

Harold Stiver said...

That looks like a great spot for winter birding. Great images too.

Hanne Bro Jensen said...

That eagle is looking for dinner! Great shots :)

chubskulit said...

Gorgeous shots.

My camera critter post, hope you can visit

Rajesh said...

Amazing shots.

Lina Gustina said...

Wow, wow, excellent shots, Eileen...
I haven't yet got a chance seeing many birds flying like those!

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mirage2g said...

WHy do I have the impression that I'm not seeing enough birds up here...lol. Beautiful nature shots!

Tricia said...

There's so many! Very cool shots, E, especially the Eagle, beautiful!!! =)

jabblog said...

What a fabulous place to see birds. Thrilling to see so many geese . . .

Shelley Munro said...

I like the shot of all the geese in the air. It's always incredible seeing so many birds in one place.

Kathiesbirds said...

What a great place! I want to go!

KaHolly said...

Oh, Eileen, these are wonderful shots. What an exciting place to visit! I would be there all the time. ~kaholly

Yami said...

Those are amazing photos, Eileene. By the way, thanks for the comment on my daughter's drawing. My daughter appreciates it a lot. :)

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