Saturday, December 9, 2017

Saturday's Critters # 208

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These are some photos from our latest walk on the Susquehanna River trail. I was hoping to see the Bald Eagles below the dam but the only way to get in was to take a shuttle. The parking lot was full and they let cars in when someone leaves. Hubby and I decided not to wait, neither of us likes crowds of people so we took a walk further downstream.

 On the way to the river and trail we came across this large flock of Common Grackles. They are on the fields on both sides of the road. Some took off and flew across in front of my car.









I believe these are the American Black Ducks.


Cedar Waxwings, view of the river, Bald Eagle, Mallard Duck and a view of the river and bridge.






We saw a small flock of Cedar Waxwings at the beginning of the trail.


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61 comments:

  1. Hello, Loved the post. Awesome pics.
    Happy Weekend.

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  2. These first 2 images remind me of the film Birds by Hitckcock ad you are so fortnate to have seen Cedar Waxwings Eileen. Thanks for hosting. Have a lovely weekend.

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  3. Wow! Just look at the birds, so many of them! What an amazing sight! Thank you for hosting, Eileen and have a wonderful weekend!

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  4. cool with all the grackles :) But not good in front of a car.

    The first duck seem to be a black duck. But the group are Mallards. The "hook" is clearly visible on the sleeping males tail :)

    I still have not seen any waxwing and probably will not either. There is not much fruit for them to eat where I live this winter. :(

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  5. Very nice pictures and video, Eileen. Amazing that you captured a pic of the Bald Eagle. I love the Cedar Wax Wings too. Hope you have a nice weekend.

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  6. Hello,

    Beautiful birds! I love to read your post, because I'm also very fond of birds.
    Happy Saturday, and enjoy your weekend!

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  7. Lindas,lindas demais! Adorei! Ótimo fim de semana! beijos, chica

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  8. Good morning Eileen. It's snowing here so I'm sat at the PC catching up with your blog and all those grackles. My, it's like a scene from that Alfred Hitchcock movie. I'm so glad you got away from the crowds to bring us those pictures. Thanks for the link-up today.

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  9. What a spectacular gathering of grackles-- what to call it? Murmuration refers to starlings-- Congrakelation sounds better! Any other ideas?

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  10. Now that's a flock (grackles).
    And ending with The Lone Ranger. I love the beauty of the cedar waxwings. Happy Day.

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  11. Wow, Eileen! What a sight of all those Common Grackles! I love your Cedar Waxwing - great shot, it is a pretty bird!
    Thanks for hosting and enjoy your weekend!

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  12. wow, a gazillion grackles in one photo. and that must be one busy place to require parking when someone leaves and also a shuttle to ride... i hope you did not overdose on birds. lol

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  13. Great photos and your collage is very nice! Have a wonderful wintry weekend!

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  14. Amazing image of the flock of Common Grackles Eileen!!! Loved the delicate Cedar Waxwing.
    Have an wonderful weekend.

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  15. Wow! Looks like a scene out of Hitchcock's "The Birds", Eileen! Thanks for hosting.

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  16. ...what a flock of Common Grackles!

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  17. I always think of the Alfred Hitchcock movie when I see a big flock of birds like that. How neat to see a different duck! The cold has dipped down to Florida today but it's still not bad! Enjoy your weekend! Hugs!

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  18. Eileen, that is some flock of Common Grackles. Thanks for sharing.

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  19. that cedar waxing is stunning - they have only visited me once!!

    the flocks of grackles are amazing, i have been seeing them all over my neighborhood. even though i don't love grackles, they are amazing to see in these flocks!!

    have a happy, snowy weekend!!!

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  20. Hello Eileen!
    Great post!
    Wow!Those Grackles are so impressive!
    Great capture!
    Wonderful pictures of the ducks and the waxwing bird!Great shots!
    I really enjoyed your video!
    Have a lovely weekend!
    Dimi...

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  21. the sound of grackles grack me up

    (groan)

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  22. I would really have enjoyed that large flock of grackles. Those spectacles are impressive. My wife and I were once looking out the bedroom window and thousands and thousands of Common Grackles passed by. It last for several minutes and they just kept on coming. It was truly memorable.

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  23. Wow, that first shot is fantastic. It's amazing how seeing a large flock birds can make you feel. I find it incredibly energizing.

    Have a lovely weekend Eileen,
    Andrea

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  24. Wow! That’s a huge flock of birds I ever seen and they all resemble our crow! The riverside seems to be a bird paradise and glad u got to see a bald eagle

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  25. Love the Cedar Wax Wing and the flock of cracklings ~ all wonderful photos and presentation ~

    Happy Weekend to you,
    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

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  26. YIKES! That's a LOT of grackles. They could have used that photo in the film The Birds!

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  27. Super shots Eileen. The Wax wing is one of my favorite birds. So slick looking. We get them in the Fall. They come to eat the berries on any tree
    MB

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  28. Amazing number of Grackles!!! My goodness. And I LOVE the Waxwing perched all by itself...it's a beauty.

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  29. Fabulous shots and I really enjoyed the video!

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  30. Did someone say, "Birds"? :)
    Amazing collection of birds, Eileen!

    Thank you for hosting.

    Have a Happy Weekend!
    Chaka

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  31. A LOT of grackles! And so noisy! :-) Loved the cedar waxwing as well.

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  32. Absolutely stunning Grackles, so many of them.

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  33. I've never seen such large groups of Grackles before. We get big flocks of starlings in the fall but not as big as that!

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  34. Wow what a lot of birds!!
    All your photos are wonderful.

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  35. Well it does look so beautiful there. I am with you...wait for the crowds to die down...I just can't do that anymore. So nice to see the lovely Cedar Waxwings...I just love those birds. Thank you for everything dear friend. Hugs, Mary

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  36. Nice serie. I love the last photo !

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  37. Like the picture of common grackle.. so many birds!!!

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  38. lol that first shot of the common grackles reminded me of that old movie "The Birds" :)

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  39. Wow, that first scene reminds me of that horror film - birds! I imagine it could be quite frightening being in the middle of that flock.

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  40. Cedar waxwings are so beautiful...I don't see them very often here and never get to take photos. That sure is a bunch of grackles!

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  41. Neat shots! I'm not a fan of crowds either.

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  42. So beautiful. Some 40,000 cranes are now visiting us on the way to warmer climes. They are all staying around one lake, an amazing sight, and there is a large scale government project to feed them so that they don't destroy the fields around the lake.
    Amalia
    xo

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  43. Very nice pictures of birds and landscapes .. best regards Eileen

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  44. Such a beautiful shot!

    And I am entertained.

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  45. Eileen: Thanks so much for joining us birders this weekend at I'd Rather B Birdin'. Your contribution is always so appreciated. Have a great week ahead...enjoy those birds!!!

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  46. I am always thinking of Saturday’s Critters
    when I look out the kitchen window
    and see many birds at the new feeding station
    with the three new feeders and one old perfect thistle seed feeder.
    BUT . . . I am not fast enough to get some good pictures . . .
    So I enjoy your pics and the others!

    Does it count if I think of you???

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  47. Wow! That's a lot of grackles! Cute cedar waxwing.

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  48. I was also reminded of Hitchcock's Birds.

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  49. Now that's a lot of grackles. Not a fan, but I have to admit they have a beauty about them. Happy Sunday.

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  50. We hate lines and crowds too -- I'm glad you took the other route because you saw some great birds and scenery. That sure is a lot of grackles!!

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  51. Grackles...YUK!!! I prefer the Ducks or almost anything else..Have a happy week..

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  52. Wow, the Grackle flocks were amazing - Where in the world do they all come from? It's like something out of a movie, isn't it?

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  53. Cedar Waxwings are so gorgeous. I think it's their coloring I'm attracted to. I do not miss the flocks of Grackles out this way, nor do I miss seeing those big, black rat snakes!!...:)JP

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  54. Oh my the birds! The birds! We get that (only slightly) right after I mow!

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  55. Goodness that was a lot of Common Grackles ...

    All the best Jan

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  56. How many Grackles do you think that was?? I had a similar experience yesterday, in my and my neighbors' front yards. They just swooped in everywhere! When they began to swarm the feeders, I went outside to scare them off... but they didn't move! Went even closer... nothing. But when they got ON the feeders, I clapped my hands loudly and whoosh! They flew away to the back yard... People around here went to the Virginia Eastern Shore a couple of weekends back, and saw flocks of blackbirds, but mixed in there were a few Yellow-headed ones! So, check them out... you never know! Hugs!

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