Saturday, April 11, 2020

Saturday's Critters #330

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Happy Easter everyone! I am sure no one expected to be on lock down at this time.  I do pray everyone is safe and healthy. 


I still have one last place we visited during our early March 8-10th getaway. It was the Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge in Cambridge Maryland.  It was a great place to visit with wonderful bird sightings.  

March 10th, below are a few of the birds we saw, I hope you enjoy......all photos were taken out the car window. 


As usual we saw a lot of eagles.  There are 2 Bald Eagles on the photo below, one in the nest and one standing in front of the nest. 




 A juvenile Bald Eagle perched on the top of a dead tree, below him on the ground were a group of Vultures eating something.


Below a large group of Snow Geese hanging out with some Tundra Swans.



Hello....I see you..Snow Goose..



  We watched the White Pelicans on the water and even more were flying in and landed . 





A large group of White Pelicans could be seen from the wildlife drive. They swim together in tight circles herding fish..




It is fun to watch the Snow Geese take off sounding an alert, only to circle and land in the same spot.  The Tundra Swans ignored them and stay where they were, with nothing to worry about. 


 If you look closely, there is a Bald Eagle standing behind this group of White Pelicans.  Groups of the White Pelicans were all around.




We found another Bald Eagle nest, seen from the wildlife drive.  

I stopped the car  to watch this Northern Harrier working the field, it flew across the road in front of and circled around.  An id tip for the Harrier (in the center of the photo)  is the white band on the upper tail. 





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135 comments:

  1. love the huge nests, and that you can walk safely there. We are in total lockdown, just over half way of the estimated 4 weeks, but we all are thinking it will go on for a lot longer. Another 3 deaths this weeks, all elderly and frail, family could not be with them. SO sad. Take care, fond greetings, Jean.

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    1. Hello Jean,
      We are seeing too many of the elderly in nursing homes dying from the virus.
      We can go out for a walk, making sure to keep our distance. I live in a rural area, not as many people around as in a city. We do drive 15 minutes to the food store, hubby went to the store by himself the last time wearing a mask I made for him.
      Thanks for the visit and comment.Take care and stay well.
      Happy Easter to you and yours.

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  2. Hello Eileen
    These are wonderful shots again! The bald eagle is wonderful and exciting to watch it like this at the pelicans or to see it in its nest wonderfully and I have never seen the snow geese too.
    I wish you a nice Easter and take care of yourself and stay alive and well with your husband!
    Hugs, Elke

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    1. Thank you Elke. I wish you and yours a very happy and blessed Easter! Take care and stay safe!

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  3. Eagles are amazing birds. All these birds which we don't get to see in our area. Have a wonderful weekend.

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    1. Hi Nancy, the eagles are amazing. Thanks for the comment. Enjoy your weekend!

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  4. Wow spectacular shots. I like the Eagles and the nest and the Pelicans of course the Snow Geese but best is the Northern Harrier. Love those Raptors. We had one---or more---hunt our pastures a lot
    Happy Easter to you and your family
    Stay safe
    MB

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    1. Thanks MB! Take care, a happy Easter to you and yours!

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  5. Hello Eileen,
    You are showing so many beautiful photos! The Bald Eagle are so pretty.
    Happy Easter! Take care and stay healthy!

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    1. Hello Marit, thank you for the comment and visit. Enjoy your day, take care1 Happy Easter!

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  6. That certainly is a great place to see a lot of birds and action. Lovet eh shot of the Juv. B Eagle Eileen. Thanks for hosting. I hope you have a wonderful Easter and that you,stay safe and healthy.

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    1. Thank you Margaret! Happy Easter to you and your family!

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  7. The Bald Eagles are my favorites!
    Maybe because we don't have these majestic birds ... or maybe because I wish I could fly as high as they do!
    Thank you for sharing!
    I wish you a happy and blessed Easter!

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    1. Hello Ella! Thank you! I wish you and yours a very happy and blessed Easter! Take care and stay safe!

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  8. Hello Eileen,
    What a beautiful series of photos you show.
    I love the bald eagle, you photographed it beautifully, my compliments.
    If you want to post my link, I can't do that myself.
    I wish you a very happy Easter and stay healthy.
    Best regards Irma

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    1. Hello Irma, thank you for the nice comment. I wish you and yours a very happy and blessed Easter! Take care and stay safe!

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  9. Hello Eileen. Wonderful photos and birds. That looks like a great place for birds.
    Happy Easter.

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    1. Thank you Anu! I wish you and yours a very happy and blessed Easter! Take care and stay safe!

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  10. Happy Easter!
    I like most the eagle sitting there in its nest! Gorgeous!

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    1. Thanks for the comment! I wish you and yours a very happy and blessed Easter! Take care and stay safe!

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  11. I think your theme for this post is White birds. :) There are lots of them. Love your snow goose, tundra svan and pelicans. And the eagles of course. I have not seen eagles since last summer, but I think they are around somewhere.
    A great place for birders :)
    Take care and stay safe!

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    1. Hello, yes, I noticed that I had a lot of white birds. Thanks for the visit and comment. Take care, enjoy your weekend!

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  12. Hari OM
    Well that was a successful outing! Lovely to see the snow geese, in particular. Blessed weekend to you Eileen. YAM xx

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  13. I enjoyed the pictures of your visit to the nature reserve. Love bald eagles on nest photos.💚 Happy Easter!

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    1. Thank you Susan! I wish you and yours a very happy and blessed Easter! Take care and stay safe!

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  14. I never knew pelicans herded fish like that. How great to be able to see bald eagles out your car window. It must have been a great experience visiting that Refuge. Thanks for the photos :) Mxx

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    1. Thank you M! I wish you and yours a very happy and blessed Easter! Take care and stay safe!

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  15. You had a great day of birding that day. Always exciting to see bald eagles.

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    1. Thanks Dee! It is always great to see the Eagles! Enjoy your day, Happy Easter!

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  16. Beautiful pics.
    Greetings.
    Stay well.

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  17. Lovely photos, Eileen. I love seeing the eagles and the pelicans.
    Take care, stay safe and thank you for hosting.
    Have a Happy Easter.

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    1. Thank you Bill! I wish you and yours a very happy and blessed Easter! Take care and stay safe!

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  18. Love both the eagles and the pelicans, different but unique.
    I pray for the world's good too and for our return safe to normal life.
    I'd like to send you and your dearest my best wishes for a blessed Easter!

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    1. Thanks so much Luisella!
      I wish you and yours a happy and blessed Easter!

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  19. Tudo tão lindo! FELIZ PÁSCOA pra ti e teus! beijos, chica

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    1. Thank you Chica! I wish you and your family a blessed Easter!

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  20. ...fabulous collection, but the eagles are my favorites. Take care Eileen and have a wonderful Easter.

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  21. Hi Eileen, I love all your bird photos, especially the eagles. You got some good ones there. I hope you have a wonderful and blessed, peaceful Easter. xx

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    1. Thank you Penny! Take care and Happy Easter to you!

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  22. Great to see the Bald Eagles doing so well. Our local pair were on the nest yesterday and I saw two Greater Yellowlegs, my first shorebirds of the spring. It may be difficult to get to some of the local hotspots, however,

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    1. Hello, David. Thanks for the comment. I hope I do not miss the shorebirds passing through, this lockdown seems to go on forever. Have a great weekend!

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  23. We love seeing the Northern Harriers here and can tell by that big swath of white across the back near the tail. LOVE seeing all the geese and swans! WOW! And finding the Eagle's nest is amazing! I'm glad you were able to get out this week! We are getting out some....not as much though. Take care and thanks for the party! Hugs, DIane

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    1. Hello Diane, thanks for the nice comment. Take care and stay well. Enjoy your weekend!

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  24. Great variety this week. Don't think I've ever seen a snow goose. The RG 'distanced' in the boat for the first time this week and observed an Eagle on its nest in the propagation zone at the local state park.

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    1. Thank you Gayle! I always enjoy seeing the eagles. Take care, enjoy your weekend!

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  25. Mostly, we have smaller birds. I enjoy seeing yours! Someone reported an adult eagle, with two juveniles, on our local lake.
    Thanks for sharing yours!
    Stay safe.
    Thanks for hosting.

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    1. Hello, Jenn! I hope you get to see the eagles at your lake. Thanks for the visit. Happy weekend!

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  26. Such beautiful photos of birds...I can't choose a favorite, but maybe the eagle pair! Have a great Easter weekend.

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    1. Thanks Barbara! I love seeing the eagles, they are majestic! Happy Easter to you!

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  27. Lucky birds, they don't have to care about gatherings...
    Happy Easter!

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  28. these are awesome photos and even more so because you shot them from a car. especially those eagles. Wow on seeing and shooting from a car window...

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    1. Thanks Sandra!
      The wildlife refuge drive is nice, I can use the car as a blind, not spooking off the birds.
      Take care and enjoy your day!

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  29. Hello Eileen. And a Happy Easter to you too. You seem to have lots of Bald Eagles in your area. What a good sign that is that a top predator can make a living and that they are note persecuted. Stay safe and let's hope we can all get out for some new birding soon.

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    1. Thanks Phil! It is always a treat for us to see the eagles. Take care and enjoy your weekend!

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  30. Happy Easter to you too, Eileen! Lovely shots of the eagles.

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    1. Nick, Thank you for the comment and visit! Enjoy your day, have a great new week!

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  31. really awesome captures today eileen, i especially enjoyed seeing the bald eagle. the picture of the juvenile is a beauty, you are so lucky to have them in your area. i have always thought the juveniles looked like hawks! this refuge has such a great variety of big birds!!

    happy easter eileen, stay safe and stay happy. many thanks for hosting us bird lovers!!!

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    1. Thanks Debbie! We love visiting these wildlife refuges. Take care! Enjoy your day, have a great new week!

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  32. Thar was a very productive trip! We have had American White Pelicans on our local wetlands a couple of times. I was able to shoot a video of them herding fish into a corner of the lake and then feasting. Such remarkable cooperation.

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    1. Hello Ken, I always love to see the White Pelicans. They are cool to watch. Thank you for the comment and visit! Enjoy your day, have a great new week!

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  33. I love the pics of the geese and the swans, Eileen! And of course the eagles!

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  34. Snow geese are rather antsy. It you sit and watch them they are often leaving the water only to circle back. We only see them on migration.

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    1. Hello Red, it was neat to sit and watch the Snow Geese. Thank you for the comment and visit! Enjoy your day, have a great new week!

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  36. what lovely photos of the birds, amazing selection of birds to see too.

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  37. Great photos! The juvenile Bald Eagle is my favorite today.
    Happy Easter!

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    1. Hello Lea! That eagle was my favorite too. Thank you for the comment and visit! Enjoy your day, have a great new week!

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  38. What great birding you had! I so love to see pelicans...probably about as much as eagles! They fascinate me.

    Happy Easter, to you and your hubby!

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    1. Hello Rose, I love them all! Thank you for the comment and visit! Enjoy your day, have a great new week!

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  39. Wishing you a very beautiful Easter. Different, yes. But still special. (The flying birds look like angels.)

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    1. Hello Jeanie, these geese in flight were pretty. Thank you for the comment and visit! Enjoy your day, have a great new week!

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  40. Dear Eileen, thank you for the interesting post and for the meme for us to share our critters. I trust you're keeping well and safe. Jo

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    1. Hello Jo, yes we are doing well. I hope you are too. Take care! Thank you for the comment and visit! Enjoy your day, have a great new week!

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  41. Thank you for sharing these great photos, Eileen.

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    1. Hello Marie, thank you for the comment and visit! Enjoy your day, have a great new week!

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  42. Beautiful photos.
    Have a wonderful Easter.
    Hugs

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    1. Hello Maria, thank you for the comment and visit! Enjoy your day, have a great new week!

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  43. Tantissimi auguri di buona Pasqua anche a te e complimenti per le splendide fotografie.
    Le aquile sono degli animali maestosi.

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    1. Hello Stefania, thank you for the comment and visit! Enjoy your day, have a great new week!

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  44. Lovely bird pictures! Happy Easter!

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    1. Hello Ranten, thank you for the comment and visit! Enjoy your day, have a great new week!

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  45. Love those eagles! May you have a peacefully blessed Easter!!

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    1. Hello Ellen, thank you for the comment and visit! Enjoy your day, have a great new week!

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  46. As always your photos are beautiful !
    Happy Easter to you too, Eileen !
    Greetings

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    1. Hello Ela, thank you for the comment and visit! Enjoy your day, have a great new week!

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  47. Gosh those nests are massive works! Love seeing the eagles- you are so lucky! Be safe and hope all is well in your world.

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    1. Hello Terri, it is a treat to see the Eagles. Thank you for the comment and visit! Enjoy your day, have a great new week!

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  48. I LOVE the shots of the eagle's nest and the juvenile. I am fascinated by them. I thought my first eagle pic was early last year here in Oklahoma, but while browsing through some of my old pics, I found one from 2 years ago in South Dakota. I took a pic of a flag stuck in a rock out in the middle of a lake, but on closer inspection there were 2 eagles perched in a tree next to it. Had I only known, I would have zoomed in on them, but I was too focused on the flag. :( Love your pics!

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    1. Hello Betty, I love seeing the Eagles too! Thank you for the comment and visit! Enjoy your day, have a great new week!

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  49. Wow, very nice ! Happy Easter in return !!

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  50. Hello Eileen and Happy Easter to you and your family too. What a sweet Easter bunny you posted too! My family has decided to just gather together with Zoom this year. My favorite photo is of that Eagle in a nest, just the sweetest watchful eagle ever. Your other nature moments are wonderful too.

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    1. Hello, Karen,
      I hope everything is back to normal soon, you can see your family. Thank you for the comment and visit! Enjoy your day, have a great new week!

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  51. Wonderful photography of the larger feathered friends ~ eagles are fascinating to me ~ great photos ^_^

    Be Well,
    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

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  52. So many wonderful pictures. I'm really hoping to find an eagle's nest this year and get some photos. Better yet, a hummingbird nest, but good luck with that!
    Have a wonderful Easter,
    Andrea

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    1. Hello, Andrea! A hummingbird nest would be a cool find. Thank you for the comment and visit! Enjoy your day, have a great new week!

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  53. Great pictures of the eagles!!!

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    1. Hello Karen, Thank you for the comment and visit! Enjoy your day, have a great new week!

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    1. Thanks Diane! Enjoy your day, have a great new week!

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  56. How wonderful to get those eagle pictures! Enjoy your Easter.

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  57. Really stunning to see the eagles nest Eileen. The snow geese are wonderful too. Happy Easter to you and best wishes xx

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  58. Awesome place, super photos (as always). This brings up a question...does your husband enjoy birding like you?

    Have a blessed Easter my friend. Thanks for sharing your birds & wildlife with us at I'd Rather B Birdin.

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    1. Hello Anni, yes hubby loves the birds now too. He is my shadow. Thank you for the comment and visit! Enjoy your day, have a great new week!

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  59. Eileen I'd really like to see the birds you have close to you. Most would be new on my list. Happy Easter!!

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  60. Beautiful. Happy Easter. Blessings.

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  61. Eileen, you caught the juvenile Bald Eagle, fantastic. Stay safe.

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    1. Hello Bob, take care and stay safe! Thank you for the comment and visit! Enjoy your day, have a great new week!

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  62. Fabulous wildlife images, thanks for sharing them.

    Hugs Diane

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  63. Another interesting and fun series of photos! It's hard to pick a favorite, I love the eagles, but the snow geese are amazing to see too!

    I do hope you're doing well, and have had a good weekend and Easter!

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    1. Hello Kim, We are doing good. Thank you for the comment and visit! Enjoy your day, have a great new week!

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  64. What a wonderful collection (especially those Eagles!!) and being blessed by a beautiful day!...:)jp

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  65. Gorgeous bird captures (as always)

    Hugs Irene

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  66. As imagens estão lindas! Mas achei aquela muito especial, a preto e branco, no lago, com um grande número de gansos!... E a imagem da águia, está poderosa!
    Estimo que tenha passado uma Páscoa, da forma o mais feliz possível, dadas as restrições que o momento presente a todos impõe, não nos deixando reunir familiares e amigos... Esperemos que a próxima seja bem melhor, e em clima de bem menor preocupação, para o mundo!...
    Beijinhos! Tudo de bom!
    Ana

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Have a happy day, Eileen

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