Saturday, June 9, 2012

C&O Canal Critters

Happy Weekend...I am linking up with Camera Critters

These are a few of the birds and critters hubby and I saw while walking on the C&O canal trail in Potomac, Md.


The Slider turtles are always seen on a sunny day at the canal.

 



We watched this Horned Grebe on the Potomac River side of the C&O Canal trail.


The Common Whitetail or known as long-tailed skimmer is a common dragonfly seen across North America


A Double-Crested Cormorant.. there is a nesting colony of Cormorants on the Potomac River. So they are a common bird to see along the river.

I hope you enjoyed my birds and critters for the Camera Critter post. The C&O Canal trail is a great place to walk and see all kinds of birds and critters. We saw so much I will split my walk into two posts.

To see more cute and wonderful critters check out Misty Dawn's Camera Critters
Thanks to Misty for hosting and thanks to everyone for stopping by to see my post. Have a safe and HAPPY weekend.

37 comments:

Linda said...

I love places like that to walk! Great shot of that slider! You can really see the detail on his neck! I always appreciate your identification too - if I could only remember it, it would help me when I am out!

Sue said...

It's always nice to see what you come across in your walks. Have a great weekend, Eileen!
:)

LindyLouMac in Italy said...

At last I have been able to call by and catch up properly with your gorgeous photos of stunning sunrises and interesting creatures.

Phil said...

Nice Horned Grebe shot Eileen. Over here we have the same species where it's called Slavonian Grebe. have a great weekend - unlike here where there are floods not too far away in Wales.

laurak@forestwalkart said...

love all your critters...but especially the TURTLE!!!!!!!!!!

turtles and wolves...my animal totems...

have a great weekend eileen!

Icy BC said...

These are wonderful critters, Eileen. I would love to see the cormorant one day.

VioletSky said...

I am assuming that is juvenile cormorant - I have only seen them in black.

rainfield61 said...

Nice to start a new day talking to critters.

Which I shall do tomorrow.

TexWisGirl said...

love the water ripples in that cormorant shot. and a sweet little grebe!

Tiago Braga said...

so cute all this live, i love to wacth and photograph animals and nature! always fantasti to watch =)

Living In Williamsburg Virginia said...

Great shots. You find the neatest spots.

Darryl and Ruth :)

Snap said...

I love turtles.The grebe and the cormorant ... such pretty feathered friends you have. Can't forget the dragonfly! Looks like a nice visit to the C&O Canal trail.

⊱↫PreciousKD↬⊰ said...

Fantastic critters to see on a lazy Saturday morning!

Your nature shots are always amazing..

Pam said...

Beautiful shots, Eileen. What a great place for a walk while capturing the diverse wildlife.

Antonette said...

Great shots Eileen! Now if I could only remember what the name of some of the critters I see. Ha!

Carletta said...

I love places when you can see a lot and have so many photo opportunities.
I agree with Theresa, the ripples in that last shot and his mouth open make a lovely shot.
I really like the turtle too though.

Have a great weekend Eileen!

Debbie Miller @HooootOwl said...

All great views Eileen! Wonderful post :)

Julie G. said...

This is a wonderful time of year to view wildlife. Terrific photographs, Eileen! Love the turtle and Horned Grebe captures, though they all are fantastic! Sounds and looks like you had a very enjoyable walk. Thanks for sharing such beauty!

dAwN said...

Great critters you found.. Like that white tail

HOOTIN ANNI said...

Love the bird photos especially...but I must say the Potomac is such a beautiful part of our country. Excellent images Eileen.

Tricia Hays said...

They're all great shots, but I love the turtle shot! =)

nprimopiano said...

you always have the greatest photos! :-)

Nancy Claeys said...

What a neat variety of critters, Eileen. Must be an interesting place to stroll. :)

jewaicious said...

What beauties! I love the turtle, especially when I see them piling on top of each other.

chubskulit said...

he first one is my favorite this week Eileen. Thanks for the visit!

Wanda plain~N~simple said...

Cool turtle! Hope your weekend is going well.

Bob Bushell said...

I love the Horned Grebe, superb.But, I think that all are wonderful.

eden said...

Beautiful critters. Love all the photos. You captured all beautifully.

diane b said...

Sounds a great place to walk. Great shots of the critters.

betchai said...

it's always a joy to see birds and critters in your posts, nature is simply amazing and wonderful.

Lina Gustina said...

They all were beautifully captured. Thanks for dropping by :)

www.1sthappyfamily.com

Pia said...

You have a nice place to go for a walk. There are amazing animals around!

Kateri said...

I love the grebe shot--it almost looks mystical with the the blurring between water and sky.

Debbie said...

love those cute little turtles. you always share the most diverse group of animals!!

i hope you are having a wonderful sunday!!

Happyone said...

Like the slider turtle. I get these confused with a painted turtle.
We have these at my lake where I walk each morning.

Carole M. said...

my favourite is the grebe

Martha in PA said...

What a great series!

Thanks for stopping by my Camera Critters. I worked all weekend so I'm visiting late!