Sunday, February 15, 2015

Blackwater Wildlife Refuge

I am linking up with   Mosaic Monday and Our World Tuesday   They are both fun memes to participate in...I hope you can join in with the fun or check out some of the post.

These are some photos from our recent daytrip to Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge in Cambridge Maryland.. Hubby and I had a fun time watching the Bald Eagles, Northern Harriers, hundreds of Canada Geese and just seeing the scenery of Maryland's Eastern shore..


A Bald Eagle on an Osprey nest..there is a web cam attached to this nest.


We saw hundreds of Canada Geese, possibly a Red Shouldered Hawk and more Eagles.


A scenic view of the Blackwater NWR from the wildlife drive..


Above is a standoff with a Bald Eagle standing over a dead goose, a Great Blue Heron watching the show and a juvenile Bald Eagle far left and the flock of Canada Geese are the audience.



A few birds in flight...top right is a juvenile Bald Eagle, a Northern Harrier, a Great Blue Heron and bottom left is an adult Bald Eagle..


The Bald Eagles are plentiful at Blackwater NWR, we saw them all along the wildlife drive..


I enjoyed stopping to watch the Northern Harrier working the marsh land.  


Walk this way....pretty hard to do on ice..hard to do for this juvenile Bald Eagle.


The adult eagle to junior...Do as I do.


Eagles in a row.. The far left eagle to the others...what are you doing back there?


Above some Canada Geese, Gulls and Tundra Swans...


Something spooked the Canada Geese and they all took off.. I hope you do not mind all these photos. I think I added a few more than usual.  

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83 comments:

Margaret Adamson said...

Hi Eileen So many Eagles in this area. I would give my eye teeth to see one!!!You photographs are marvellous and I love the comment you make to go along with them. They gave me a smile. Now Eileen, never too many photos for me!

Jennifer A. Jilks said...

You have so much time for birding, now! Freedom 55!!!

John's Island said...

Hi Eileen, Nice selection! Love the sun in the sky, and the last one with all the birds. Neat! Have a great Sunday. John

Jo said...

Oh Eileen, these are beautiful images and make my heart sore not to be able to "bird in the bush anymore. Jo

Sue said...

Hi Eileen---loved seeing all the eagles.
Hubby and I are headed soon to the Mississippi to watch them. Last year there were over 50 of them....and they had quite a time of it eating ducks.
Poor duckies!
But.,, that's nature

Sara D.B. said...

Hi Eileen!
Those eagles are really handsome! Beautiful photos!
Have a great week ahead!

TexWisGirl said...

love the flock in flight! great stand-off shots, too.

Missy George said...

Love the Eagles..Very stately birds..Wonderful photos and never too many...Happy Sunday..

Linda W. said...

How cool to see all those bald eagles!

Mama Zen said...

Amazing eagle shots!

laura.forestdreams:) said...

i love all the eagles!! especially the the in-flight shots, and the one with junior! the pic with all the spooked canada geese is very cool too. well, they all are very cool shots!!

Stephanie said...

Love all the images! Oh did you say too many photos, I don't think so. Such a nice variety of birds.

Brian King said...

Beautiful photos! I love the eagle shots! I wish they were common here.

Karen S. said...

Just another beautiful day in your world! Enjoy the week ahead.

DIMI said...

Hello Eileen!!
Wow!!So many Bald Eagles in this area!So ipressive birds!Lovely images!Wonderful pictures!Like the picture with the canada geese!
Have a happy week!
Dimi...

Knipsa Passtscho said...

Wow, you've got to see many birds over there! :)
I think it's funny, that the eagle does not look as majestic standing in the water as he does flying up in the air. Looks kind of plump to me :))
I liked all your many pictures :)
Have a fine week
【ツ】Knipsa

Mersad said...

Really enchanting places and wildlife shots.

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

What a great day! I've never seen a wild Bald Eagle yet.
~

Bob Bushell said...

Oh they are beautiful, the Bald Eagle are so excellent.

Ingmarie We said...

Fantastic photos of the eagles and the other birds. Have a nice week.

Poppy said...

What a wonderful excursion, Eileen. I love the photo of the bald eagles in the bare branched trees - very dramatic. The Canada geese are beautiful, aren't they? Wonder what scared them!

Have a lovely week!

Poppy

Nancy J said...

Your words fit your photos so well, and I often wonder if animals do talk to each-other, in the same species or different? Super photos, as always.

✿ chica said...

Que linda observação das águias e adorei o céu! Belas fotos! Muito lindas! bjs, chica

Happyone said...

Eagles are magnificent birds. Great collection of photos.

podso said...

You are the second blog today to mention the webcam. I think I'll have a look at it. What magnificent photos of the eagles and Canadian geese. A nice outing for you!

George said...

It looks as if you had a very productive trip to the wildlife refuge, judging from your wonderful photos. The scenery is pretty as well -- a nice bonus.

EG CameraGirl said...

Love seeing the eagles! I would LOVE to get a good shot of one!

McGuffy Ann Morris said...

We have only in very recent years have had a resurregence of eagles to our area. Our county is bordered by Wisconsin and Lake Michigan, on two sides. We also have a couple of major rivers and a chain of lakes in our county. It seems the eagles are happy.

Tree Hugger - Suzan said...

It's wonderful Eileen that the Eagle is now on the rebound. At one time- you would never see one!! Wonderful shots today!!!

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

I know you said on FB you wished you were here in the warmth too and so do I. It would be so much fun to go on a birding hike with you. I'm seeing lots of birds, many ospreys in our area and other predators that I don't know the name of.
I liked viewing all of your photos Eileen, I find them interesting; thanks for linking to Mosaic Monday.

Our photos said...

Wow, this is a really nice series !

Marie said...

Fantastic pictures, Eileen! Wow! You hit the motherlode there!

Michelle said...

Beautiful pictures of the eagles!

The Yum List said...

What a great shot of that eagle.

Donna@Gardens Eye View said...

Oh Eagles....we catch a glimpse of them flying high overhead here as they live across the lake.

Felicia said...

wow there sure are alot of eagles. I get excited when I see one around my place.

great series Eileen. Have a great week.

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

I love to see bald eagles flourishing! This looks like a wonderful wildlife refuge, Eileen.

Rajesh said...

Beautiful series of images of the birds.

Lynne said...

Great photos . . .
Bald Eagle . . . YES!

Connie Smiley said...

It must be a treat to see those eagles in action! And all the geese in flight-- beautiful!

Carola Bartz said...

I love the Bald Eagles. They are such majestic birds. I don't mind the many pictures at all - on the contrary!

orchid Miyako said...

Dearest Eileen; Wow, I'm so impressed by the scene in your 4th picture. The flock of Canada Geese are the audience, aren't they! One of the nature scene you saw☆☆☆
And of course, I LOVE the GORGEOUS sun shot♡♡♡
Sending Lots of Love and Hugs from Japan to my Dear friend in America, xoxo Miyako*

Irma said...

Hoi Eileen,
Wat een prachtige foto's van de Bald Eagle.
Ik hou van allemaal.

Marco Luijken said...

Hello Eileen,
Great shots!!
Wonderful these fantastic Eagles. So amazing!!
That must be great to see in real.

Many greetings,
Marco

Life Images by Jill said...

great shots Eileen to tell the story. Mary had bald eagles in her post today too! Happy travels and have a wonderful week.

Optimistic Existentialist said...

I would love to visit this refuge someday! I love that sky pic...wow.

".E." Lizard Breath Speaks, It's Beth said...

hope you had a great Valentine's Day. i love all the eagle shots. the hawks too. awesome close-ups. very cool!! did you have a great weekend. i am trying to catch up because it was a stressful weekend. i am play get back into a schedule now asap. ( :

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

AFter whining about my quarter-mile-away eagle shots this past Sunday...I want a new lens :(

Nice shots. Enjoyed the safari.

DeniseinVA said...

I loved all these photos Eileen. Wonderful shots of the eagles and the other birds. Amazing number of them in the air. Have a great Monday!

ladyfi said...

So many fabulous shots of the birds - especially those eagles.

Linda Gross said...

Great pictures of the eagles!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

So glad the Eagles are doing well. That juvie walking on the ice is so cute, what a great picture. And another wonderful birding day for you guys! Thanks for sharing.

David Gascoigne said...

Any day spent with a Bald Eagle is a great day in my book.

bj said...

A great post, full of beauty.
xo

Sylvia said...

Eileen, Thanks for sharing these great bird photos. Sylvia

mick said...

Great photos of all the birds and that scenic photo if just perfect! I love the lighting you have captured.

Sylvia K said...

Superb captures as always, Eileen! So much beauty and isn't it wonderful to be able to see it/touch it from time to time!! You do indeed have a wonderful world!! Enjoy your new week!!

Mari said...

Those are amazing photos. I like the view of the Blackwater. It looks so serene. The picture of Canada geese and tundra swans are pretty mystical. I'd love them framed. And the geese as they flew off is awesome to look at. I can just imagine how it is like to hear them flying in unison.

Phil Slade said...

Wow, so many eagles to look at you were almost spoilt for choice there Eileen. Blackwater looks a super place to spend lots of time - as long as its not too cold.

Enjoy your week and your birding.

Kenneth Cole Schneider said...

Splendid place, and beautiful photos. Of course I just love the eagles!

jeannettestgermain said...

Eagles are one of my favorite birds - your captures are ase always beautiful - they are so majestic! Hope to see them once alive (may have in Yosemite, at the North entrance in flight, but not recognized). have a wonderful week!

Powell River Books said...

Thanks for stopping by to comment. We get lots of eagles on our coast as well, and we have a Great Blue Heron that must be nesting nearby. I see him (her?) all through the year. - Margy

Crafty Green Poet said...

magnificent eagles!

Gail Dixon said...

The eagles are awesome! So majestic. I haven't seen our nesting pair yet this year. This reminded me to go see them. LOVE the sunburst shot. Wow.

carol l mckenna said...

Magnificent photography and gorgeous nature places ~ you go the most wonderful places!

Happy Week to you,
artmusedog and carol

Giga said...

Many wonderful birds seen and even their king, eagle. Beautiful birds are places that you show. Regards.

maryaustria said...

What an amazing series of photos! These eagles are so impressive birds! Gorgeous!

Debbie said...

You always get the most amazing captures of the bald eagles!! Love that crowded sky shot!!

Cranberry Morning said...

That would be such a great way to spend a day. We often see one or two eagles, but sometimes if a deer gets hit on the road, well get five or six of them or more coming to the banquet.

Al said...

I love that eagle, and the blue skies too!

bettyl-NZ said...

What great scenes you captured!

mumbaiiteanu said...

Lovely photos of so many birds. Im learning a lot here, as I cannot identify quite a few on my own.

Photo Cache said...

The bald eagle is so regal.

Worth a Thousand Words

Lorrie said...

Watching birds walk on ice can be very entertaining! Bald eagles are plentiful on our island on the west coast and I never tire of watching them soar so majestically.

Lucinha said...

Hi Eileen,

Your photos are always perfects.
Amazing!
Have a good week!

Mary Cromer said...

I never mind too many photos. I keep mine between 25 and 30, as it just seems so much goes nicely together and many to share, I love that you get so many water birds and the Eagles are wonderful, as are the Harriers. Great post, Happy week~

Glenda/MidSouth said...

I always enjoy seeing your great job of photographing nature. Thanks for sharing with us.

Gunilla Bäck said...

Fabulous sightings of the eagles. They're majestic birds. Enjoy your day!

Ana Mínguez Corella said...

Beautiful eagle.. Congrats for the pictures.. Ciao

Helma said...

Lots of birds but the large bird of prey I find really beautiful to see:-)

Bethany Carson said...

Very neat to see all the birds...You captured some fabulous shots. Poor geese! Looks like a few of them are supper!

Les Fous du Cap said...

What luck to observe these beautiful birds ;-)
Céline & Philippe

Fun60 said...

When the sighting of an eagle is such a rare event in the UK your photos are so amazing by the numbers of birds that you see in one place.