Sunday, February 23, 2014

Blackwater NWR, Cambridge Md

  I am linking up with Mosaic Monday and Our World Tuesday 

 On Saturday, hubby and I took a daytrip to Blackwater NWR in Cambridge, Md.  It is a nice drive thru rural areas of  Maryland's Eastern Shore.


A closeup of the juvenile Bald Eagle, Adult Bald Eagle and a juvie Bald Eagle in flight.


A pretty scenic shot of Blackwater National Wildlife refuge. In the distance you can see some of the diamonds glittering in the water.

A flock of White Pelicans with some swans, a scenic shot of Blackwater NWR, Tundra Swan with Northern Pintail ducks and Canada Geese.

 Snow Geese in flight and a view of the distant Blackwater NWR visitor center and the the Snow Geese.


 It was cool to see the Sow Geese lift off the ground, they moved just a bit.


 Two Northern Shovelers, Tundra Swans and a few Common Mergansers. I just love the green, white and rusty colors on the Shoveler. A very pretty duck.


A couple of pretty Great Blue Herons..

We had a great morning and afternoon, driving the wildlife drive three times.  Seeing different sights and birds along the way.. On the way home along Rt 50 we found a new place for our Maryland Crabcakes..the Harris Crab House at Kent Narrows.. DELICIOUS..

We have one more day of sunshine and warm weather and then the forecast is calling for more of the Artic Vortex and snow.....will this winter ever end? I hope everyone has enjoyed their weekend..

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 Thanks to our host: Mary our host of Mosaic Monday and to the hosting group of Our World Tuesday: Arija, Gattina, Lady Fi, Sylvia, Sandy and Jennifer.  I wish everyone a happy week ahead!

64 comments:

Maria said...

This one I would love to see. Beautiful scenery and a lot of variety. Thanks.

TexWisGirl said...

your opening mosaic on the eagle! ugh! :) and the huge flocks of snow geese are so cool! love the shovelers.

Bob Bushell said...

Brilliant scenery of all them birds, love 'em.

Optimistic Existentialist said...

Oh my gosh that picture of all the snow geese in flight is absolutely amazing!!!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

I'm glad you got out for this wonderful experience on your (too) short break in the weather. These birds are wonderful .. I've probably told you a million times or so that we saw snow geese like that in the fall at Bosque Del Apache. It is so amazing to see that many of these beautiful birds. Love all your pictures.

Tree Hugger - Suzan said...

What a wonderful day you had Eileen!! Gail from Louisiana has posted about white pelicans!! I would LOVE to see white pelicans AND swans!! You two had a glorious day!! Lovely shots!!
WOW - swans!!

Gordon said...

That is a great set of pics Eileen, it looks a really wild place, and those Geese I'd loved to have been there to see theat spectacle,
Take care Gordon.

Nancy's Notes said...

Absolutely awesome photographs and those snow geese in flight is amazing! Would love to have been there too! Great post.
Have a great Sunday~
Nancy

Montanagirl said...

You saw a lot of great birds. I've often wondered how all those Geese in flight manage to not bump into one another!

A Quiet Corner said...

What a wonderful and awesome collection, Eileen...I would be going bananas over seeing such a variety!...:)JP

Patrycja (photoopassion) said...

Piękne są !

Nancy J said...

More Arctic Vortex coming? Those birds are magnificent in big numbers, hope you have a few days before snow arrives in large dumps. Cheers, Jean

Stephanie said...

Wow, so many nice shots!

Kerri Farley said...

Awesome shots!!!

Łucja-Maria said...

You had a wonderful day ... Your photos are beautiful.
Birds are as always Superb location.
I wish you a nice week.

Helma said...

You saw a nice trip with your husband Eileen and also a lot of different ones birds. The white pelicans I find very special but the big eagle is truly a winner!
I wish you a nice week.

PS I'm late to respond, but I had last week, three days long course of my work and therefore did not respond to add.

Carole M. said...

Wow, all those Snow Geese and a fabulous day out, and to finish up with the crabcakes, sounds like the best Eileen

Carole M. said...

loved the Snow Geese, how exciting to capture that shot in action. Sounds like the perfect day to me; time out with your hubby exploring, sharing like interests and finishing up at that great eating place....

DIMI said...

Hello Eileen!!You really had a lovely day on your trip!!I like your mosaic with the eagle!!What a nice bird!!What a wonderful picture with the Geese!Wow!!Great shots and captures!Thank you for sharing!Wish you a happy week!!
Dimi...

SizzleandZoom said...

You get some amazing shots. I am in awe.

Happyone said...

Wow that's a lot of snow geese!!!

Brian King said...

Great photo of the eagle! The flocks of geese are very impressive! That's a place I'd like to visit.

Ailime said...

Olá Eileen, como vai?
Absolutamente fabulosas essas fotos dos gansos e das garças reais!
Belíssimos instantâneos!
Tudo isso aí é maravilhoso!
Abraço e muito obrigada por me ter visitado. Excelente semana. Abraços Ailime

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

Wow - what a great drive and to get to do it three times - I just love all the birds and find it interesting that almost all of them are ones we see here - except the pelicans. They have them down in Seattle - 90 miles south - but not here. I miss them from when we lived in California,.

A Garden of Threads said...

Looks like you had a wonderful day with some great sightings. I am so tired of winter and would love to make an appearance soon. Take care and have a great week. Jen

Rajesh said...

Beautiful place with so many birds. I like the shot of birds flying in group.

Linda W. said...

Looks like a great outing. Love that shot of the snow geese in flight!

Amy at Ms. Toody Goo Shoes said...

I'd love to do this drive. There is nothing like seeing an eagle; and the snow geese in flight are spectacular photos!

Mary said...

A fantastic series of photos! I love the view in the second one! And all these birds! Gorgous!

Terri @ Backward B Ranch said...

I am so jealous of your eagle shots- I am still waiting to see one! Great pics, all. Have a great week!

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

A great refuge with such a diversity of birds. So many snow geese together in flight - what a sight to behold!

Tammy said...

That is a really awesome close up of the juvenile eagle!!! How cool to see so many snow geese as well! Have a great week!

Lynne said...

You have the best weekend plans . . . I would love the Bald Eagles sighting . . .

Debbie said...

WoW....jackpot!! Your images are just so amazing!! I will never forget seeing bald eagles in the wild, the feeling is overwhelming!!

What a great day and a beautiful weekend!!

Stewart M said...

Great picture of the Snow Goose flock!

Busy week is building - I will be in the west of your large country by the middle of it!

Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

Irma said...

Beautiful series of photographs of all these species, Eileen.
Greetings Irma

Irene said...

Wow, wow, wow!

Amazing shots, Eileen!

Wish you a great week. Irene :)

Nancy said...

The Juvie Bald Eagle is amazing Eileen!

R. Mac Wheeler said...

gorgeous shots!

I need to drive north.

Clara said...

Your nature mosaics are always so beautiful. Have a great week.
~Clara

Denise at Forest Manor said...

Oh my goodness Eileen, you really do take the most amazing pictures!! I LOVE all of these. Those snow geese are a sight to behold in such large numbers, aren't they? I'm very partial to swans and wish we had some close by. I've read that there are swans in parts of N.C., but I've never traveled to those areas to see them. Maybe one day. :)

Thanks for your visit -- I hope you have a lovely week.

Denise

Betty Manousos said...

beautiful scenery and superb photos!
i particularly love the snow goose flock!

big hugs~

Poppy said...

Eileen, your photos of these beautiful birds are very uplifting, especially the one of the snow geese taking flight!;) How pretty the water is, sparkling and calm, and what a lovely way to end your excursion with that delicious sounding meal!

Have a super week!

Poppy

Our Neck of the Woods said...

Wow, so many snow geese! We see a lot of them around here sometimes as well. Great shot of that young bald eagle!

Joyful said...

Beautiful shots. I love eagles ;-)

Adam Jones said...

I really like the Snow Geese.

carol l mckenna said...

You go the best places and get wonderful photos ~ thanks, Eileen ~ Happy Week to you ~ ^_^

artmusedog and carol
www.acreativeharbor.com

ventisqueras,wordpress.com said...

amo tantissimo le oche, ma le tue immagini sono tutte davvero splendide, sono molto felice di essere passata del tuo blog
notte felice

I love a lot of geese, but your pictures are all really great, I'm very happy to be passed to your blog
happy night

Laura said...

What a beautiful place Eileen… so many interesting birds… I've never seen a juvenile bald eagle before… thanks for taking us with you.

mick said...

Wow! An amazing sight to see so many snow geese all together. The photos of the water are very beautiful too.

Photo Cache said...

Oh my there's a lot of geese. Do they hunt them?

I love the closeup of the eagle.

Carver said...

These are all wonderful shots. I love seeing the large flocks of water birds and great close up of the juvenile eagle.

Birgitta said...

Wonderful close-up of the eagle and beautiful scenery! Excellent photos!

katerchen said...

traumhaft was man auf den Bildern sehen kann Eileen
wie SCHÖN muss es gewesen sein das in NATURA zuerleben..:D
LG vom katerchen

Phil Slade said...

That's my sort of birding too Eileen. A fabulous place to visit and all those Snow Geese are to die for- a briliant shot of them en masse. It's a lovely scenic place too.

Valerie said...

A stunning series of captures, Eileen. Thank you for sharing (and visiting)

orchid Miyako said...

Dearest Eileen;
What an amazing series of bird photos(^_^)v Bald eagle, Geese in flight and Shoveler. First for me to hear the name and "what would they shovel?" p;)

Sending you Lots of Love and Hugs from Japan to my dear friend in America, xoxo Miyako*

Icy BC said...

Amazing nature bird shots! Love your eagle picture!

Lew said...

Hi Eleen, Great shots of the birds. The snow geese are incredible and the juvenile bald eagle looks like an unkempt teenager! Yes the sink hole is still there. The drilling is to determine if there are other cavities nearby. They will drill two more holes, then decide what to do to fix the problem. This section of the street has had several previous sink holes, one much larger, the others smaller.

Mary Howell Cromer said...

Eileen, between those magnificent Snow Geese in flight and the close up of the juvie Bald Eagle, those shots along with all other shares, you and your hubby had a wonderful day trip. I LOVE that Bald Eagle shot...great capture. The Snow Geese in flight, add a red and green ribbon in the corner and you have a Christmas greeting card~

Arija said...

What a grand time you had Eileen! Loved the juvenile bald eagle that reminded me so much of a teenager in scruffy jeans.
Wonderful to see the masses of snow geese.

Marie said...

Absolutely gorgeous photos, Eileen! What a beautiful place...I miss the Eastern Shore! Look at those snow geese and swans!

Celeste said...

Wow! Wow! Wow! So many species. I love the second shot, so spellbinding.

edenhills said...

These are wonderful photos. I do hope spring arrives eventually.