Sunday, February 2, 2014

Great Falls Nat'l Park

  I am linking up with Mosaic Monday and Our World Tuesday 

This weekend hubby and I took our walk along the C&O Canal and to see the Great Falls in Maryland.  The first thing I noticed looking across the Potomac River were a pair of Bald Eagles at a nest.  Other birds seen along the river were the Canada Geese and some Mallards.

Bald Eagles at nest on Potomac River & Great Falls, Md

It is always a treat for me to see the eagles. I am happy that they seem to be doing so well.



Some scenic shots from Great Falls National Park, Md. It is a simple pleasure to go out for a walk and enjoy nature scenes and to look for birds.


Snow, ice and rushing water at the Great Falls National Park in Maryland.


 Hooded Mergansers at a local Maryland lake.



Three male Hooded Merganser with two female Hooded Mergansers.


Mixed group of Canada geese and some Common Mergansers.

It was a warmer weekend, Sunday we had temps in the mid 50's and it was partly cloudy. It was nice to be able to go out for a walk and not have to worry about snow and ice.  I hope everyone had a great 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!

68 comments:

  1. Maryland has so much to offer for waterfowl and eagles too! Our adults have returned and will hopefully have another successful nest!...:)JP

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  2. Beautiful collection of pictures
    Have a nice week :)

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  3. You must get chill bumps watching the eagles fly around and feeding their young in the nest!!
    the river fun is beautiful too!! Wild and cold!! Nice shots!!

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  4. I enjoyed your walk, especially the eagle nest! :)

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  5. the falls are beautiful. the mergansers made me laugh. just love those eagles!

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  6. What a thrill it must be to see the Eagles in person. I am thrilled just seeing your photos! Great shots . . .

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  7. I like your pictures! I think I've been there, but I'm still confused with all the different parks of the area!


    Happy new month!

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  8. So beautiful photos!!
    Have a great week!

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  9. i will make sure to write this National Park down to see ... that waterfall is amazing!! have you heard that bald eagles on getting low again? i wonder if they will be on the "endangered list" again? i see them all the time. ( :

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  10. Wow, the merganser numbers are more impressive than ours. Lots of great looks at these. Great job on the eagles, too!

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  11. It looks like you had perfect weather for taking pictures.
    I always get a bit of a thrill when I see a bald eagle or hear their particular cry.

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  12. I managed to see a bald eagle fly across the highway on our drive to Florida. It was a first for me to see one in the wild but there was no camera op unfortunately. It would be interesting to watch a pair at their nest.

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  13. Love that waterfall. It looks different in winter. Gorgeous...

    Seeing the eagles had to be a huge treat... WOW.
    Hugs,
    Betsy

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  14. Love the falls shots! Very scenic. I've never seen an eagle's nest. They're very cool and the size is amazing!

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  15. A beautiful place for a walk. The rushing water in the midst of the wintry landscape is so pretty. How great to see the eagles nesting, too. There are lots of them in our area. Always a welcome sight.

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  16. Great Falls isn't that far from me, and you've reminded me that I should go there--It's a beautiful place in any season--And seeing eagles never gets old for me either.

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  17. Great Falls is as beautiful in winter as it was when we were there. Unfortunately we didn't see any eagles when we visited.

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  18. Gorgeous! I love the photos of the eagles! Fantastic!

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  19. So happy you could get out and enjoy the surrounding beauty. The eagles are grand. Thanks for sharing with us.

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  20. You take the best walks and see the most amazing wildlife!! Seeing the eagles is such an exciting and memorable experience!!

    Wasn't it just beautiful day?! We had a great outing as well even though we didn't see the seals!!

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  21. These are pure magic! Thank you, Eileen.

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  22. Such wild beauty there! Your collages are very nice as always.

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  23. LOVE your shots here! and how awesome to get the shots of the eagles. such amazing and powerful birds these are. we ocassionally have a pair of eagles around our cabin, but havent seen them this year.

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  24. Oh wonderful photos. It is nice to see places we might never get to go to ourselves. Love the ducks.

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  25. Wonderful collage and collections Eileen.

    Have a great new week.

    xo

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  26. Good morning Eileen!!!You really had a nice walk!!What a lovely place!How lucky you are seeing all those beautiful birds,and the eagles!The waterfall is amazing!Thank you for sharing!Hope you have a happy week!!Hugs!
    Dimi...

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  27. Super photos Eileen, loved seeing the eagles on their nest. What a treat! I haven't as yet seen Great Falls from the Maryland side yet, always been on the Virginia side. Need to rectify that situation :)

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  28. Lovely photos....these eagles are really special!

    Have a great week,
    Ruby

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  29. Wonderful photos of the birds and marvelous pictures of the water. Great !
    Have a nice new week, Eileen.
    Best regards, Synnöve

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  30. Amazing mosaics, Eileen! I've never seen Hooded Mergansers; their name suits them perfectly! The photos of the falls, the movement of the water amid the landscape are beautiful!

    Thanks for sharing and have a lovely week!

    Poppy

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  31. Wonderful Bald Eagle shots and I love the shots of that raging water!!

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  32. Hello Eileen,
    Bald and Fish eagles are generally hardy and efficient... if man leaves them alone!!
    But I think it is the case now in many places around the world.
    That is surely exiting to see a pair by a nest! It is huge!
    Cheers, keep well!

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  33. Wow!
    Fantastic waterfalls. Beautiful and interesting birds.
    Beautiful pictures.
    Greetings.
    Lucia

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  34. Beautiful collection of pictures, Eileen.
    Have a great week!

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  35. I love seeing Bald Eagles! And the shots of the falls are really pretty too. Have a great day!

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  36. Beautiful photography! The photos of the Bald Eagles and falls are amazing! Thanks for sharing!

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  37. The eagles look great. Such majestic birds.

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  38. The Bald Eagles are magnificent and I really like the scenic photos of the river waters.

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  39. A beautiful place with some great birds. Of course I like the Bald Eagles best!

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  40. HI Eileen Great to see and photograph the eagles and you certainly have a lot of Wildfowl. Love the collage.

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  41. Love to see nests of birds even to the point that I painted one! The eagles have a nice home:)

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  42. Gorgeous place and photography ~ love the bald eagles ~ You find the best places ~ thanks ~

    carol,xxx
    www.acreativeharbor.com

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  43. Fantastic mosaics. I especially love the one of the eagle.

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  44. Gorgeous shots of the bald eagle pairs and the mallard ducks are just beautiful!

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  45. Hi Eileen, I sure do hope to visit MD some day. Your pictures are just wonderful. Those Bald Eagles are fantastic - great photo's! My ancestors were early colonists in MD so I am interested in the history and the wildlife. Have a great Tuesday tomorrow!

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  46. Great shots of the rushing water. How neat to see the pair of eagles.

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  47. Oh how lucky you are to see the eagles!! Great shots.

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  48. I've been there, but never seen eagles. Nice shots, it's a beautiful place.

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  49. Wonderful shots from the park. What a treat to see the bald eagles and the nests. I keep meaning to go to Jordan Lake which is only 25 miles from where I live to find the bald eagle nests that are on a live cam I watch online. Silly to be so close and only see them on the live cam. I've been to that lake before but not in a long time and that was before I realized that bald eagles nest there.

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  50. Those hooded mergansers are magnificent. I looked them up, and I see some of them visit us for the winter. I'll keep an eye out.

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  51. WHat a gift to see so many eagles. Lovely shots.

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  52. Wonderful set of images. I like the family on the tree.

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  53. Beautiful scenes. I do wonder how the birds survive in the cold snowy weather. I scrolled back and saw poor bambi stuck on the ice. Hopefully all was well with him.
    Have a wonderful week, and thanks for stopping by my blog yesterday.

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  54. Dearest Eileen;
    OMG, what a splendid walk♡♡♡ I wish I coud enoy the beauty of the winter like this, my friend. Hooded Merganser s kind of my favorite p;)
    And I must add that was really stunned by your GORGEOUS pictures of your Critters #9 ♪♪♪

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

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  55. How wonderful to see the eagles like that with seemingly not a care in the world. The hoodies are such striking and fabulous lookers. Enjoy the rest of your week Eileen.

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  56. Hallo Eileen
    bin immer neu erstaunt was es ALLES bei dir gibt
    toll
    LG vom katerchen

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  57. Great shots, loved them all and oh I am getting happy for we might be heading to BE territory soon, I hope ;)

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  58. Don't you love those mergansers?!!!
    And eagles.
    I swear I am the only amateur photographer in Ontario who has failed to spot a Snowy Owl in the recent irruption. sigh.

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  59. I bet those eagles are watching babies in that nest...!

    It is nice to get out for a walk -- glad you had at least a brief respite in your weather.

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  60. Beautiful scenes. What a treat to see the eagels!

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  61. They are simply beautiful,so regal,thanks for sharing,I hope to see them one day,phyllis

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  62. you are so lucky. I have never seen an eagles nest in my life.

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