Monday, November 9, 2020

Our World, My World

 Happy Monday everyone,


On November 5th hubby and I took our walk at the Susquehanna River and at the Conowingo Dam in Maryland.  Hubby and I have been going to see the Bald Eagles every year, this is a link to my previous posts on the Susquehanna River & Bald Eagle.  November is a great time to see the migrating Bald Eagles, there are days you can see 100 or more Eagles.

 1.  Every winter the Bald Eagles gather below the dam, some are the migrating Bald Eagles and some are seen year round. It was a little foggy at the river, dam and trail when we first arrived but the fog cleared out and it was a beautiful morning. Below photos are of the Susquehanna River trail, a Great Blue Heron, Bald Eagles in the trees, fog over the river, a juvenile Bald Eagle perched on a rock in the river, eagles flying over the dam, eagles on the tower and lots of Black Vultures on the tower.

Click on the photos for better viewing!


 

2. The foggy Susquehanna River trail.

 


 

3. Seen from the foggy trail, a Bald Eagle high in a tree.

 


 

4. A juvenile Bald Eagle was perched on top of a rock in the middle of the Susquehanna River. The juvenile eagle below is starting to have more of the white head, it takes 5 years to attain the full white head seen on the adult Bald Eagle.

 


 

 

5.  The fog was lifting and the sun was shining and the sky was looking beautiful. What a great day! 


 

6. The Bald Eagles were everywhere you looked, in the trees above our heads, flying over the river and  chasing each other around. It really is an amazing sight to see so many Bald Eagles at one time.

 


 

 

7. In this area below, I found 3 Bald Eagles ( 2 adults and one juvenile) and 2 Great Blue Herons. Can you find all 5 birds below? 

 


 

8.  Years ago, there was an Opsrey nest on this tower.  These 2 adults Bald Eagles seem to be checking out the nest. 

 


 9. Below perched on the tower are 2 juvenile Bald Eagles on the right and one adult Bald Eagle on the lower left. The photo above was taken at the same time showing the nest and 2 adult Bald Eagles. 






10.   This area is popular for seeing the Black Vultures, below the are just a "few" Black Vultures hanging out on the tower.  There are warning signs at the parking lot, you park at your own risk. These vultures are known to land on the cars and start eating the rubber around your car windows.  Sharing an old post that shows the Black Vultures on some of the parked cars.

 


 I have lots more photos to share for my Saturday's critters, I hope you enjoyed these views from our visit to the Susquehanna River and Conowingo Dam.

 Below a Covid 19 update, which is in the news every day and in my world. This is not political, it just concerns our health and lives.

 I follow and trust the Johns Hopkins website called Track Testing Trends, it shows the positivity rates in Maryland and every state in the USA. The state of Maryland as of 11/6 has a positive rate of 3.4 and just to share how bad the numbers can increase, the state with the highest number is South Dakota at 52.2.  I believe any state that stays in the range of 5.0 or below is doing well handling the Virus.  The Covid cases are going up each day, so take care and stay safe.

Wear your mask and keep your distance! 

 Hubby and I are happy and healthy, I hope everyone is doing well too.
 

What's happening in your corner of the world? Please check out and visit the following memes and links. I hope to see you there.

 
Thanks to Angie the host of  Mosaic Monday


Thanks to LadyFi  the host of Our World Tuesday!


Thanks for visiting and commenting, have a happy day and a great new week!




 

120 comments:

  1. It looks like you have an incoming president who will tackle the pandemic based on science and not on ideology. That's his first step in the right direction.

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    1. Thank you David!
      Yes, next we need the states to all confirm the votes, make it official.
      Have a happy day!

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  2. Lindas fotos.Adorei a clareira na trilha. Belíssimas todas! Ótima semana,beijos, chica

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  3. ...the foggy trail is beautiful!

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  4. Hari Om
    Eileen, these are some mighty fine shots and the haziness simply adds to the mystique and magic of nature! I fear we will still be counting heads for all the wrong reasons in 2021. COVID knows no boundaries. YAM xx

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  5. Hello,
    thanks for taking us to the Bald eagles' paradise! :)
    I really enjoyed the views.
    We are doing well in Finland too, at the moment.
    Have a nice new week ahead!

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  6. Great captures! It sure was a foggy day. I love the shot of the foggy trail :)

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  7. We keep meaning to go down there to see the Eagles and take a hike. My girlfriend who lives in Elkton goes there a lot and has gotten some incredible shots of eagles. Beautiful pictures Eileen!

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  8. Hi Eileen,
    Beautiful series of photos and collages.
    My favorites are photo two and four.
    Nice week and stay healthy.

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  9. Great adventures, and marvellous photos! The fog is special.

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  10. Amazing clicks.
    Have a nice week ahead. Greetings

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      Have a happy day!

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  11. Wonderful to see all those eagles! I would just be in seventh heaven to see so many at one time. One or two in a lifetime and then such a plethora! (A word I never thought I'd use!) Thanks for posting. Yes, the virus is still among us. Stay safe.

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    1. Thank you Barbara!
      A plethora, is a great word.
      Have a happy day!

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  12. Wow and wow again on that many Eagles in one place. I have never seen Eagles but twice and both times it was only one. This is amazing and all those vultures on that one perch is amazing to me too I think the most I have seen in vultures is 5 to 10. We are staying safe and taking care I'm wearing a mask because Florida is pretty high up there

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    1. Thank you Sandra!
      Take care and stay safe!
      Have a happy day!

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  13. Hi Eileen :) Wow, what a treat to see so many glorious eagles! I saw all 5 in the photo :) I love the foggy trail too!

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  14. Those vultures would drive me away by sitting there.

    That first photo n the collage is gorgeous. The foggy mist is mysterious!

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  15. Fog is so eerie but it makes for some great photos. I love that you were able to see so many bald eagles together like that, it sounds amazing. Stay safe :) xx

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  16. I can only imagine how special it must be to have so many eagles to view at one time. Lovely photos.

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  17. Eagles are a rather majestic bird. To see that many in one spot is a treat.

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  18. How amazing to see so many large birds in that area. It must be a great place for them to feed and nest! I love having a camera to take photos when I get to go somewhere special. You must have taken a 'few' pics that day! Enjoy your day!

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    1. Thank you Diane!
      We must always have a camera handy.
      Have a happy day!

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  19. WOW! I think if I ever went there, I wouldn't want to leave, Eileen!...:)jp

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  20. HI Eileen, so many beautiful Eagles, and just goes to show when we really PUT conservation efforts in place it works and then we reap the reward..Here in my state the % is routinely about 11-14%. I think closing County lines is the answer. AS Long as there is ANY people moving around it will continue.

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  21. Hello Eileen,

    Beautiful foggy photos! It have been a lot of fog here today. The Bald Eagles are so pretty.
    Have a nice new week, and stay safe!

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  22. Beautiful. These eagles look so powerful and as mystical as the fog-filled light that seeps through the trees.

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  23. Amazing to be able to spot and capture so many of these beautiful creatures. Love the mist/fog shots. So enchanting.

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  24. Hello Eileen. Those eagles are gorgeous. Wonderful photos.
    Take care.

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  25. Great shots of all the Eagles adn Vultures. Love the foggy path image.

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  26. Impressive photos. I like foggy days a lot. (As long as driving a car is not involved)

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  27. The foggy trail is so atmospheric, I love it. I haven’t seen Bald Eagles in person. They look majestic. With drier and colder air, COVID-19 cases is on the rise in my country. Take care to be healthy.

    Yoko

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  28. That's something first time hearing that vultures eat rubber of car windows! The dropping of mist and rising of light made things look prettier, and I loved the blue sky and forest trail. Glad the pandemic situation is far better in your state and that you are pretty safe as well.

    Take care

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      Take care, enjoy your day!

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  30. I feel like your number 5 is a metaphor for the whole world at the moment - hopefully the Covid fog will lift to reveal the sun is shining. I had no idea South Dakota is so bad :( The tower is a great place to photograph the Bald Eagles. Keep safe and happy birding!
    Wren x

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    1. Thank you Wren!
      A vaccine could be released soon.
      Take care, enjoy your day!

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  31. That foggy trail photo is one just begging to be framed!! Love the eagles (and you & I see black vultures in the same kind of roosting area)

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  32. Great photos, I also love all the foggy shots. Wonder why the vultures eat the rubber like that? Hope you have a happy and healthy week!

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    1. Thank you Jean!
      I have not found info saying why the vultures like to eat the rubber?
      Take care, enjoy your day!

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  33. What a wonderful experience to see all of those Eagles, Eileen! I was seeing Vulture a couple of weeks ago but I think they have all gone south now.

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  34. There was an osprey sleeping on the next balcony over last night. I love to see them. They are late risers. He stayed on the balcony until almost 9 am.

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  35. Post and photos speak a thousand words ~so lovely~ Love the eagle photos and the osprey too ^_^

    Live each moment with love,

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

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  36. The foggy trail looks incredible, very pretty.
    Beautiful photos, have a wonderful week and stay safe.

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  37. so many eagles and vultures, it is truly amazing. :) A wonderful sight.

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  38. Hi Eileen,
    So beautiful your post!
    I loved seeing the royal eagles. It must be wonderful to be in front of such large and beautiful birds!
    The landscapes are beautiful too, even with the fog.
    I wish you a good week and lots of photos.
    Hugs,
    Ailime

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    1. Thank you Ailime!
      It is wonderful to see the eagles in the wild.
      Take care, enjoy your day!

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  39. Wonderful photo's Eileen; you're a marvel at photography!

    xoxo

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  40. i love the foggy mysterious shot ..that's awesome!! well done. we have seen some odd ducks when traveling in TX ... i need to google them to see what we are looking at. way cool. enjoy this week. ( ;

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  41. I Am So Thankful That I Stopped By Here Today - What An Outing For You Two Kids - Walk On And Stay Strong

    Cheers

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  42. Black vultures are notorious for killing calves around here. Not a farmer's friend! That shot of the trail with the fog is stunning! Stay well!

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  43. Hi Eileen'
    I loved seeing so many eagles in your photos! It is good to see them flourishing again and their numbers rising.
    Covid cases are going up and up here again--we are at our highest numbers. It's scary . The young people seem not to care. We have a mask mandate but many don't wear them. We stay home most of the time because of this and sadly this year we will not have a family Thanksgiving.

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  44. I liked the first photo of the foggy trail. It must be so exciting to see so many eagles all in one place. Thanks for sharing.

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      Take care, enjoy your day!

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  45. Great photos, specially looking up at the bald eagle in the tree. Great to see so many eagles!

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  46. Hi Eileen, Wow, lots of neat photos in this post. The eagles are fascinating! That second photo ... the trail in the forest ... I love that shot! The 5th shot is a real beauty too, looking out over the water with just a touch of fog. Nice work all around. Thank you for sharing and for your kind comment on my blog. I always look forward to your comments. Have a happy day and rest of the week. Stay safe! John

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    1. Thank you John! You are so kind, I appreciate your comments and visits.
      Take care and stay safe! Have a great day!

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    1. Thanks so much for the comment.
      Enjoy your day, happy weekend!

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  48. It's thrilling to see so many eagles all in one area. It looks like it was a beautiful day to go and view them too. Have a great rest of your week Eileen. Thank you for being a faithful blog friend. xx

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    1. Thank you Penny!
      Take care, enjoy your day!
      Happy weekend to you!

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  49. Eileen - I adore bald eagles; how amazing to see so many at once! The picture of the foggy trail is very special. I have never heard of vultures eating rubber - unlikely to happen here, but I appreciate the warning! Thanks for linking to Mosaic Monday!

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    1. Thanks Angie!
      It is weird the vultures eat the rubber..
      Have a great day!

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  50. I am jealous of your eagle photos! Love the foggy trail picture!

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  51. astonishingly amazing photos dear Eileen :)
    never saw bald eagles in such abundance before ,seems they have liked the area so much to inhabit

    vultures are fearless birds indeed ,i saw them long ago near a desert area and found it odd
    blessings to your world ,y friend!

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  52. these are wonderful shots of these Bald Eagles and other birds. Nice weather too.
    Have a nice day, hug Elke

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  53. I don't know how I missed this last week but wow! What an incredible sight to see so many Eagles in one spot.
    Dawn aka Spatulas On Parade

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  54. I think it would be great to see a young bald eagle in the wild. There are a few in the Netherlands, but I have not seen this myself.
    Greetings

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