Thursday, March 29, 2018

Thankful Thursday

Happy Thursday,  I wish everyone a happy day!


I am sharing some photos from our visit to the Blackwater National Refuge in Cambridge Maryland. We stopped at the refuge on the way home from our visit to the beaches. 

The Snow Geese were seen in a field just outside the wildlife refuge.



Blackwater NWR, Great Blue Heron


This shot is not clear but I like seeing the wings of the Mallards and on the far right is a Northern Pintail.


Just a pretty view of the Blackwater Wildlife Refuge



A Bald Eagle seen off the wildlife drive.

"Protect wildlife, one can measure the greatness and moral progress of a nation by looking at how it treats it's animals."



The Bald Eagles are plentiful at the wildlife refuge.


Some ducks and Tundra Swans.


Another view of the sky and water from the wildlife drive at Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge.

"Nature is not only all that is visible to the eye, it also includes the inner pictures of the soul." Edvard Munch



Happy Passover to those who celebrate.
Happy Easter !
I am always thankful for my wildlife sightings. 

I am thankful for all God's creatures. "Nature is the art of God"
I am thankful for all your visits and comments. 


Thank you Michelle for hosting. Thankful Thursday
Thank you to the hosts of   Skywatch Friday


Thanks so much for visiting and for your nice comments on my previous post. Have a happy day!

70 comments:

Ella said...

Your photos are always great!
I am always in love with the Bald Eagles! What majestic birds!
I wish you a beautiful day and a Happy Easter!

Marit Sønstebø said...

Hello,

Beautiful photos! I love The Bald Eagle, and it must be wonderful to watch it.
I wish you a nice day!

Tom said...

...the Snow Geese and Bald Eagle are beautiful, but the view of the Blackwater Wildlife Refuge wonderful.

✿ chica said...

Vim desejar uma bem alegre e abençoada PÀSCOA e me encantei com as fotos que vi! beijos, tudo de bom,chica

Francisco Manuel Carrajola Oliveira said...

Magnificas estas fotografias.
Um abraço e desejo-lhe uma Boa e Santa Páscoa.

Andarilhar
Dedais de Francisco e Idalisa
O prazer dos livros

Giga said...

Hello. The view of the reserve is beautiful and there are a lot of birds. There is something to observe and admire. The prey bird looks great on the tree. Cheerful Easter and greetings.

Anu said...

Hello Eileen. The Blackwater National refuge looks interesting and beautiful. Great photos. The Bald eagle is awesome. Happy Easter!

Francisco Manuel Carrajola Oliveira said...

Excelentes fotografias, gostei.
Um abraço e desejo-lhe uma Boa e Santa Páscoa.

Andarilhar
Dedais de Francisco e Idalisa
O prazer dos livros

rupam sarma said...

Hello, Hope you are doing well.
Nice post. Beautiful photography.
Keep sharing.

Karen said...

The Refuge is such a beautiful and peaceful place. You got some wonderful photos. Have a blessed Easter weekend.

italiafinlandia said...

Hello Eileen,

Nice to see your photos...I agree with Munch.
Happy Passover to you too.

Sandi said...

"Protect wildlife, one can measure the greatness and moral progress of a nation by looking at how it treats it's animals."


So true, Eileen.
There's a Star Trek episode :) where we learn that a power species sent 100 of their youngest and most defenseless out into space because you can tell so much about others by how they treat the most vunerable.

Sandra said...

I love the wings blurred with movement, and the eagle is so Majestic..

magnoliasntea said...

Wow, what a lot of Snow Geese. Love the swans and eagle, too.
Have a lovely weekend!

DIMI said...

Hello Eileen!
What a beautiful and peaceful place to visit!
The views are amazing!
Wonderful pictures of the Bald Eagle,the Snow Geese,the flying Mallards and the Great Blue Heron!
Great captures!Thank you for sharing this beauty!
Have a lovely day and a happy weekend!
Dimi...

Cloudia said...

Bless you my dear!

Mary Hone said...

I would love to see snow geese like that. What a great place with so much to see.

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
I love the Mahatma Gandhi quote - sadly just about every nation fails its animals at some point... I love that heron shot! YAM xx

Lea said...

I always enjoy seeing your bird photos, and the scenic photos are beautiful!
Have a wonderful day!

Christine said...

Another wonderful series of nature photos, Eileen!
The great Blue Heron is such a stately, poised bird!
Your last shot is so calming and serene - just beautiful!
Happy Thursday!

David Gascoigne said...

I haven't seen that kind of concentration of Snow Geese in quite a while. Always a great spectacle. And a little careful searching often turns up a few Ross's Geese in with them.

Jenn Jilks said...

I think I spotted a blue heron back. But I'm not sure. It's a bit early for us.

Your birds are wonderful!

William Kendall said...

Wonderful birds!

Happy Easter to you.

Phil Slade said...

Wow Eileen. So many Snow Geese. Did you count them accurately? LOL.

Lovely quotes and it is wonderful to see your Bald Eagles and to know how well they are doing.

A Colorful World said...

Beautiful snow geese! Lovely photos! We all have so much to be thankful for!

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

Happy Easter to you too.

Small City Scenes said...

Beautiful Eileen. Love the Snow Geese
MB

Breathtaking said...

Hello Eileen!:) Beautiful views of the wildlife refuge, and all the birds. It must have been a wonderful experience to see so many Snow Geese. Your eagle captures are wonderful, especially number six. How regal he looks! Love all the quotes too!

I hope you have a very Happy Easter Eileen.:)

Nancy J said...

Lovely Bald Eagle. that is a great setting. There is a saying down here that if a person is cruel to an animal, they will/can also do the same to a human. Your quote says this and more.Happy Easter to you and yours up North.

Mary Cromer said...

I love it all and especially the Bald Eagles. I have not been able to see mine all week, due to caring for my neighbors needs. I absolutely love the image that you shared as saying... "Just a pretty view of the Blackwater Wildlife Refuge" It has the mood, so lovely, so peaceful.
I hope that you are doing well. Have a very Happy Easter celebration~

RedPat said...

Herons always seem to pose so nicely! Great pics, Eileen!

Bob Bushell said...

Beautiful water birds Eileen, the Bald Eagle is great.

happyone said...

Great captures. Like the eagle.

Dee said...

It's always a good day when Bald Eagles are involved.

At first I thought that was bald eagles in the first photo. Glad you said they were snow geese.

Andrea Ostapovitch said...

I have recently heard of a refuge not far from my home and I am planning to take a trip there with my camera once the paths are passable and hopefully before the mosquitos invade.

Great photos Eileen,

Andrea

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Your eagle pictures are spectacular and the snow geese remind me of the time we saw them in New Mexico (in the Fall) ... that was the only time I ever saw so many at once (of them or almost any bird at all).

bill burke said...

Beautiful bird photos, Eileen. The eagles are so nice to see.
Happy Easter to you.

krishna said...

Today I went morning walking and had seen a Heron.. :)

Michelle said...

Gorgeous shots and the Eagle is my favorite. Such a majestic bird. Thank you for linking up today and have a great weekend!!

diane b said...

Love the quotes and the photos of course.It looks a super area for watching nature. So many geese.

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

Again - fabulous photos and I love the quotes.

Lynne said...

Always enjoy your photos . . .
Like today . . Bald Eagles!
Happy Easter Eileen . . .

Lady Fi said...

Such magnificent shots.

Anonymous said...

Truly beautiful images, Eileen. God has given us so much beauty to enjoy.
Happy Easter.

Carol @Comfort Spring Station said...

Beautiful images, love the heron and eagles

smulan said...

It is just great to look at your pictures and see this wonderful wildlife.
Happy easter,Eileen

Maggee said...

That is a WHOLE LOTTA geese!! Wow! And your eagle pictures were very close! I love going to NWR's... went to Back Bay yesterday. It was good to get out! Happy Easter! Hugs!

Cathy Keller said...

Happy Easter! And your photo of the bald eagle is just wonderful! WOW!!

Anonymous said...

From the beginning untill the end wonderful photos, Eileen. The shots of the bald eagle are very impressive.
Enjoy your wekend and Happy Easter.

Linda said...

Beautiful images!

Photo Cache said...

So much beauty in nature.

Happy Easter!

Worth a Thousand Words

Debbie said...

I have never been lucky enough to see or photograph bald eagles in this way. It is always a treat for me to see them here!! What a wonderful encounter with nature!!

Sussi said...

wonderful! Happy Easter!

Lois said...

Lovely shots Eileen! I love seeing the swans and the snow geese.

Kay L. Davies said...

"...measure the greatness and moral progress of a nation by looking at how it treats its animals" indeed, Eileen!
I think of the bald eagles in particular because they have been successfully rescued from the brink of extinction. Their resurgence is one of North America's great successes.
Thanks for the photos!
Kay
An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Those are incredible shots. I love the eagle shot especially.

Lowcarb team member said...

Some lovely photo's here Eileen.
The Bald Eagles are magnificent.

I enjoyed the quotes you've included in your post too.

Have a lovely Easter.

All the best Jan

Jeanie said...

I can't wait till my Harry Heron returns. Seeing yours and these beautiful photos leaves me inspired!

carol l mckenna said...

Very pretty nature shots!

Happy Days,
A ShutterBug Explores,
aka (A Creative Harbor)

Ranten said...

Hi Eileen! Lovely pictures! I love the eagle! happy easter to you and your famely!

Maria Rodrigues said...

Gorgeous shots.
Greetings
Maria de
Divagar Sobre Tudo um Pouco

Spare Parts and Pics said...

Beautiful skies, and I like the shot of the heron (and reflection!).

co coya said...

Beautiful photos! I love The Bald Eagle, and it must be wonderful to watch it.

RoyalRuby
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magiceye said...

Beautiful captures as always!

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Eileen, I'm rather partial to Great Blue Herons, but they're all magnificent creatures, aren't they?

Angie said...

Of course, I love the eagle photos, but the last one is my favorite. Happy Easter to you!

ellen b. said...

Beautiful creatures that you captured with your camera, Eileen. Happy Easter weekend to you!

Pat Tillett said...

Great photos Eileen. There are a ton of geese in that first photo.

NatureFootstep said...

so many snowgeese in the field. A bird I did not see on my trip. To bad :(

Love the images. Hope your Easter has been great so far. :)

Wandering Wren said...

Yes all those mallards are in a bit of a flap! Happy Easter Eileen. Wren x

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