Thursday, May 7, 2015

Eagle Sky

Linking up with Skywatch Friday  and Good Fences  

I am sharing some scenes from a local birding outing..Lately hubby and I will visit the local spots during the week when it is less crowded.. These shots were taken on April 6th at the Swan Harbor Farms Park and at the Susquehanna River State Park. The main reason behind this visit was to see the Wilson's Snipe which is on my previous post..


Eagle sky....A look at Momma on the Eagle's Nest near the Susquehanna River..




An overview look at the Swan Harbor Farms.. a park the birders love to visit lately..It was a pretty sky and a lovely day to be out birding...we sat in the blind waiting for the King Rail to make an appearance.. We heard it calling a few times but it never came out in the open...  :(


The Wood Ducks were enjoying some large rain puddles..near the blind.


A barn/fence scene at the Swan Harbor Farms near Havre de Grace, Maryland..a local park..popular with the birders, fisherman and very popular for weddings..


The Tree Swallow sky.. the swallows have returned a nice sign of spring..




My Canon SX40 has great zoom...Momma eagle on nest.. Poppa was perched down below..and a beautiful blue sky.


See the brown clump in the treetop...A view of the distant eagle's nest from the road. BTW, we did not illegally park or tresspass on property..This is a great fence scene for Tex's Good Fences meme. The sky looks pretty too..for my Skywatch Friday shot..


For Skywatch..my moon shot taken on April 11th..BTW, this was taken with my Canon SX40..handheld and no extra lenses were needed..

John Lennon quote " Yeah we all shine on, like the moon and the stars, and the sun".

I hope you enjoyed this post of birds, fences and the sky.. Thanks for stopping by and for the nice comments..

To see more pretty skies from around the world please visit  Skywatch Friday
and check for more fence shots at Tex's Good Fences

Thanks to Theresa @ The Run*A*Round Ranch for hosting Good Fences and thanks to Sylvia, Yogi  and Sandy for hosting Skywatch Friday.    I wish everyone a happy day and weekend ahead..



89 comments:

Noushka said...

WOW, it must something to see not only this huge nest but the eagle on top!
And yes, your picture from a distance with fence is fantastic!
Great post Eileen :)

Gayle said...

Great variety of photos.
Glad you mentioned your camera. I've been researching.
Have a terrific Thursday.

Nancy Chan said...

Lovely photos of birds and farm. Have a lovely day.

Tom said...

I love them all. Tom The Backroads Traveller

DeniseinVA said...

This looks wonderful Eileen. Beautiful photos. Happy day to you :)

✿ chica said...

Que lindas fotos e sempre é bom visitar lugares assim quando estão com menos pessoas! Lindo dia! bjs, chica

Sue said...

Hi Eileen
So sorry you didn't get to see the Rail, but you did have a lovely outing. What nice photos!

The Artful Diva said...

you managed to get some great shots here!

Country Gal said...

Awesome photos Eileen . The tree swallows look very similar to our King birds here ! Thanks for sharing , Have a good day !

Mildred said...

Fantastic pictures, Eileen. I love the Eagle. Berry College in Georgia has an eagle cam and the two eaglets are almost ready to fledge!

CelestinaMarie@SouthernDayDreams said...

Wonderful photos Eileen. Love the eagle shot up close. Great fence the way it wraps around the area.
You captured a great detailed shot of the moon. You have a fantastic camera.
Have a great day!
CM

Mascha said...

Great shots! A nesting eagle... but my absolute favorite are the swallows, sitting like music on paper...
Have a nice time

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

i love the moon shot. that bird pond reflection shot is too cool as well. happy Thursday!! ( :

September Violets said...

I think you're a very lucky gal to go birding with your husband through the week. What great shots of the eagle! You live in a lovely area for all these migrating birds. Enjoy your day Eileen!
Wendy

HOOTIN ANNI said...

The cameras today make us all good photographers! LoVe that MOON!!!

Eagle nests, blue skies, king rails...and a whole lot of goodies shared today.

Cranberry Morning said...

Beautiful scenes! I love the eagles. You didn't happen to see a kid's sneaker along the road near Havre de Grace? One of our kids kicked a shoe out of the van when we were traveling there about 15 years ago. Lol. It is a beautiful area!

John's Island said...

Hi Eileen - Your Canon SX40 with 35x Optical Zoom is great. I will have to take a look at one as I am considering adding a new camera to the gear here. The main purpose would be for zoom shots. I like that photo that shows the perspective of the eagle from where you took the photo. AND, I like the way you mentioned you didn't illegally park. :-) Wishing you a fine day.

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Eileen, looks like you're making good use of your "extra" time since retirement. I hope you plan to sell some of your photos, which are very professional!

Linda Kay said...

Looks like you covered the memes well today, Eileen...fences and sky for sure. Love the eagle shots.

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

I loved that 7th shot.

TexWisGirl said...

you do have GREAT zoom! i'm always impressed by your moon shots, too! love the eagle and barn and wood ducks and fences and... :)

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Lovely bird shots. And that moon!

I tried a handheld shot of the moon the other day. It came out o.k., because the moon was completely full. But it can't get half moons at all...5X optical zoom just won't cut it.

I think I'll get an SX-40 when (if!) I have some spare cash someday...they're an older model now and on sale on ebay.
~

Jemma@athomewithjemma said...

Your part of the United States is beautiful, just look at the terrain.
Momma Eagle looks on high alert. Your photo's are great, Eileen and oh the moon...
Have a lovely Thursday,
Jemma

Sandra said...

love that curving fence in those trees. so beautiful and the wood ducks in the pond is a really awesome shot. love the stubby sticks coming up out of the pond. great post

EG CameraGirl said...

Too bad the king rail didn't make an appearance! I have never seen one. Neat shots of the eagle though!

aspiritofsimplicity said...

Wow! That first eagle shot is just brilliant!

Zizi Santos said...

Eillen
eu fico feliz por você visitar lugares lindos e sempre trazer imagens para nós!
Deus te abençoe sempre!

Ana Mínguez Corella said...

Nice series of pic.. Congrats.. :-)))

Montanagirl said...

Beautiful post - love the fences!!

Irma said...

Hi Eileen,
Beautiful picture of the eagle on the nest.
The swallows together are super.

Linda W. said...

Nice shots of the eagle!

Gwen said...

Fantastic photos, all of them, but like Sandra I'm attached to that curving fence. Thanks for sharing!

ladyfi said...

Wow - what magnificent shots!

Carola Bartz said...

Beautiful fences and great shots of the eagles. This sure must be a nice park to go to. Enjoy your day!

J said...

I wonder if I'll ever have the privilege of seeing an eagle outside of a zoo?! I'm especially impressed with your lovely "family shots" - mama on her nest with daddy guarding nearby. Some people could learn a lot from animal behavior!

Chandra Eswaran said...

Hi Eileen,
You are a patient person, waiting for the Eagle to show-up. I reckon that's one of the tricks to wildlife photography.

The photos of the eagle mother are very nice, especially with the blue sky and the really nice non-concrete, city-like background.

I am in love with your moon photo. So well done!

Have a Beautiful Day!
Peace :)

Kenneth Cole Schneider said...

Great photos with that little camera! I am also very happy with my new SX700HS 30X. Its image stabilization is amazing, as also demonstrated in your moon shot.

Karen S. said...

Oh gosh, that second to last shot is really some place, as are all the photos. The reflection capture is just gorgeous and that Eagle is beautiful!

DIMI said...

Hello Eileen!!
Gorgeous pictures of the Eagle in his nest and the swallow birds!Great shots!!Lovely barn!Like your moon shot!!Have a happy day!
Dimi...

Bob Bushell said...

Excellent photography Eileen.

Cloudia said...

Birds in flight, and other gems today!
LOVE these, E!




ALOHA from Honolulu,
ComfortSpiral
=^..^=

Christine said...

Amazing photos of the birds and eagle nesting! I love the arrival of swallows and swifts in spring too!
Great fence shot!

Ida said...

Great shots of the Eagles.
I bet that would be a fabulous place for a wedding.
I like the red buildings and the white fences.

Andy said...

Making the Good Fences blog run and I stopped by!
Thanks for commenting on my side of the fence ;)

Marie C said...

Love the eagle (and the location of its nest!) The red barn and all the other scenery is so beautiful!

Pat said...

What a beautiful day you had to visit the park. I love the shots of the nesting Eagle.

barbara l. hale said...

Terrific shots of all the birds! Love getting to see the eagle mom. The distant view of the nest is a good perspective to see the size of it.

amo sin blogg said...

Fantastic serie of photos.
Exiting !

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

Great photos!

Sky Filtered through Trees

Sylvia K said...

Awesome captures for the day, Eileen!! I do love the eagle on her nest!! And all of those against such lovely blue skies!!

Kayni D said...

I love how you were able to get a photo of the Eagle and their nest. Amazing!

Paula said...

Love that shot of mama eagle on her nest.

Ranten said...

Lovely birdpictures! Have a nice weekend!

Our photos said...

Wonderful series !

Brian King said...

Love the eagles! You are fortunate to have nesting sites. Beautiful barns!

The Yum List said...

I love your bird shots, but I have to say every time I see a snap of the moon, I'm amazed.

Lois said...

Beautiful shots! I will be visiting Havre de Grace next month while staying with my sister in Bel Air for a week.

Debbie said...

hi eileen, you sure are filling your days with beauty now that you have retired!!

my heart skipped a beat when i saw the eagle, boy what an amazing experience and magnificent sight!!!

Joyful said...

Hi Eileen, fabulous eagle and moon shots. Happy Skywatch Friday :-)

Bethany Carson said...

Love the eagles...and the fence! Glad to hear you're staying legal ;)

LV said...

Wonderful assortment of great points of interest. You did a super job on capturing each one so clearly. I love trying to capture interesting sights, but never like you. Moons out of the question. Thank you for visiting.

Indrani said...

The nest is a cool find! I wish I could spot one like that. Great series for SWF!

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Great eagle shot, moon shot, and fence and all your other photos. My SX40 also takes great moon photos. Great job on getting yours handheld.

Stephanie said...

Super series of shots, the curve of the fencing with the bare trees and blue sky caught my eye, super moon shot, all the shots are great!

Gillian Olson said...

Love the eagle, and that is a super picture of the moon.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Oh Eileen you definitely shine as a photographer! Beautiful shots, beautiful birds and sky.

Going out during the less crowded mid-week is definitely one of the joys of being retired!!!

ellen b said...

Hello Eileen! Love all the birds and the fences! Love saying the name of the state park, too, Susquehanna!

ak-ut said...

beautiful shots - i love that swallow one ! happy weekend :-)

Spare Parts and Pics said...

I like your eagle shots, but wow those nests look uncomfortable!

thomas said...

i love that fence shot.

Ileana said...

Great shots of the eagle!! :)

magiceye said...

Gorgeous captures!

Leovi - La Fotografía Efectista Abstracta said...

Very nice photos, good catches of birds! Wonderful Moon!

Phil Slade said...

A shame you didn't get the King Rail Eileen but you made up for it with those pictures of the eagle on the nest. Thanks for visiting me in Menorca.

Missy George said...

I have a Cannon Powershot HS SX50..Love it..I use it mostly as a point and shoot..When I first got it, I took some amazing moon shots but have forgotten what settings I used :( Some day I'll have to figure it out again..
Great Eagle shots..wonderful birds..I'm also a fan of the tree swallows..

Rose said...

I have never seen an eagle nest in real life...but I sure would love to...love the one of he barn. And the moon....so, yes, I did enjoy!

Rajesh said...

Wonderful shots of the place. I like those shots of eagle.

Linda said...

Neat photos! There have been bald eagle sightings here in the Shenandoah. BTW, there is a rate increase at SNP. If you don't have a senior pass and are eligible, it is the best way to enter.

Happyone said...

Wow you always amaze me with your moon shots - the best I've seen!!

Chris Rohrer said...

I love when all the Tree Swallows amass together! What a sight! Hope you have a great weekend planned! Chris

Beatrice Euphemie said...

Amazing to see the eagle on the nest! A thrilling sight! Love the birds on the wire. Nice moon shot - the moon has been so bright this week. xo Karen

Mama Zen said...

These are lovely!

wildlifewatcher said...

Hi Eileen, Of course, I love the Bald Eagle nest pictures! I hope your weekend is a great one!

Linda said...

Eileen, Skyline Drive has reopened. Have a great weekend.

orchid Miyako said...

Dearest Eileen; Oh, I always LOVE to see your 'Viewing Nature' post☆☆☆ Wonderful Eagle nest photographs; wood ducks and swallows lined up scene is amazing♪ LOVE the fence curving like that :-) I wish I could have chance to have taking the good sky shots.
Have a wonderful weekend, Dear friend.

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

Lynne said...

Great Eagle photos . . . MAJESTIC . . .
Great moon shot too . . . like always!

Tree Hugger - Suzan said...

Fantastic Eagle shots and swallows!!
Happy Mother's Day!!!

Felicia said...

beautiful shots of the eagle and you're right its a right pretty sky too.

Indrani said...

Whoa! You got some great close shots!

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