Saturday, November 21, 2020

Saturday's Critters # 362

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Hello and happy Saturday!



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I wanted to share some more of the Bald Eagles we saw at the Conowingo Dam and Susquehanna River.  I mentioned in a previous post, the Bald Eagles  congregate in this area during their migration in the winter.
 
1. People come from all over to see and photograph the Bald Eagles.  I am not sure if it is happening this year due to Covid cancellations, but they have had Bald Eagle photo contest and an event called Eagle Day. There are 3 Eagles in the photo below. 

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2. There is a rocky area below the dam, where the Bald Eagles like to sit.  Two adult Bald Eagles are seen below. 


 
 

 
 
 
3. Both the juvenile and Bald Eagles are seen along with some Black Vultures.
 

 
 
 
4. I took photos maybe every 6 feet, more adult and juvenile Bald Eagles sitting on the rocks. Sometimes all I could see was a head or their wings.  But, there is at least 7 Eagles in the photos below. 
 
You really have to click on this photo to count all the eagles.
 

 
 
5. It is fun to watch these eagles, flying around chasing each other.  At times it was like a few juveniles had fun playing a game of tag.




 
6. Bald Eagle in a tree above the parking lot. 




7.  The Great Blue Herons  have a rookery at this same spot.  As long as the river does not freeze, the herons may stay year round.  Two Great Blue Herons sitting in this tree.




  I would say there could have been 40-50 Bald Eagles, maybe more on this day, there is an island in the middle of the river blocking some of the view. 
 
 
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117 comments:

  1. \What a wonderful thing to see so mny Eagles in one place Eileen. Thanks for hosting. Stay safe and have a wonderful weekend.

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    1. Thank you Margaret!
      Take care, stay well!
      Have a great day, happy weekend!

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  2. Very impressive eagles! They are always so wonderful to see.

    be safe!... mae at maefood.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you Mae!
      Have a great day, happy weekend!

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  3. Excellent shots of these birds!
    Impressive photos.
    Have a nice weekend,stay safe and healthy

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    1. Thank you Jutta!
      Take care, stay safe!
      Have a great day, happy weekend!

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  4. Beautiful pics.
    Have a nice weekend.

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    1. Thank you for the visit and comment.
      Have a great day, happy weekend!

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  5. I would really like to visit that place and enjoy the views...
    Thanks for sharing. Lovely post!
    Happy weekend to you Eileen. Stay well!

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    1. Thank you for the visit and comment.
      Take care, stay well!
      Have a great day, happy weekend!

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  6. Great shots of the eagles in flight. Thank you for hosting. Have a wonderful weekend.

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    1. Thank you Nancy!
      Have a great day, happy weekend!

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  7. Hi Eileen,
    Nice series of photos of the bald eagle.
    Great to be able to see this in nature, but a few couples come here all over the Netherlands, they have really been away from here for years, now since a few years 1 couple has returned and they have given birth to a few young.
    If you want to post my link, I cannot do that myself.
    Have a great weekend and stay healthy.

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    1. Thank you Irma!
      I linked you up, take care!
      Have a great day, happy weekend!

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  8. Hari Om
    I had a blank... so had to look it up... "The word for eagle nest, aerie, is the word for a group of eagles. Convocation is another collective noun for eagles." I appreciate the thrill this must have been to witness directly! YAM xx

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    1. Thank you YAM!
      I have heard the word Convocation but not aerie.
      Have a great day, happy weekend!

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  9. Wow, more eagles than I have ever seen in one place!. I was surprised to learn that the Bald Eagles of south Florida migrate the opposite way, flying north in summer and returning south in winter. This tendency is especially strong in juveniles and other immatures which are not as skilled hunters as adults. The fish favor colder water, which is richer in oxygen than the warm water, so they tend to stay deep during Florida's summer, making them more difficult to catch. Just as the northern eagle population flies south to find fish in open water not covered with ice, the southerners fly north to find them nearer the surface. Many of them join in places like Chesapeake Bay, up in your bailiwick. One immature eagle from nearby Palm Beach County was tracked up into Maine and may have ventured into Canada before returning home. Our adult eagles tend to move only locally and supplement their diet with abundant waterfowl and also guard their territories against critters such as Great Horned Owls and Ospreys which may try to possess their nest.

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    1. Thank you Ken!
      The eagles seem to be everywhere lately, I saw on sitting in a tree on my way to our local food store.
      The fishing is good at the Susquehanna River.
      Have a great day, happy weekend!

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  10. To see those Bald Eagles in real life must be so exciting. We don't have those huge birds here. Great photo's

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      Take care, enjoy your weekend!

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  11. Que lindas tuas fotos,Eileen! Que tenhas um ótimo fim de semana! beijos, chica

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      Have a great day, happy weekend!

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  12. Beautiful shots of the bald eagles. The are a magnificent bird.
    Have a wonderful weekend and stay safe.

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    1. Thank you Bill!
      Take care, stay safe!
      Have a great day, happy weekend!

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  13. Wow ! These are really perfect pictures of these beautiful birds!
    Happy Saturday!

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    1. Thank you Ela!
      Take care, stay safe!
      Have a great day, happy weekend!

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  14. ...seeing eagle, which I rare see is a wonderful sight. Thanks Eileen for hosting.

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    1. Thank you Tom!
      Take care, stay safe!
      Have a great day, happy weekend!

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  15. Hello Eileen,

    Beautiful photos! The Bald Eagles are very pretty. Thank you for hosting.
    Happy Weekend!

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    1. Thank you Marit!
      Take care, stay safe!
      Have a great day, happy weekend!

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    1. Thank you William!
      Take care, stay safe!
      Have a great day, happy weekend!

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  17. I am surprised there is enough food to feed this many in one place. it is truly amazing to see them all in one place.

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    1. Thank you Sandra!
      There are plenty of fish in this river for the eagles to eat.
      Take care, stay safe!
      Have a great day, happy weekend!

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  18. this would really have been something I would LOVE to see. Amazing! In my area we have sea eagles, not the same as yours. At most I have seen 4 in the air. Parents and juveniles. :) But this year I have only seen two.
    Thanks for sharing the beauties :)

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    1. Thank you for the visit and comment.
      It is amazing to see so many Eagles in this one spot. They draw a crowd of people!
      Take care, stay safe!
      Have a great day, happy weekend!

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  19. Son impresionantes verlas en su medio Natural.

    Feliz sábado

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    1. Thank you for the visit and comment.
      Take care, stay safe!
      Have a great day, happy weekend!

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  20. They are magnificent, wonderful creatures and merit all the protection, respect and admiration we can give them. It is hard to believe that not so long ago people were paid a bounty to kill them. How can you declare a bird a national symbol and then pay people to go out and kill it? It always strikes me as ironic, and very, very sad, that the Grizzly Bear is on California's state flag, yet every one of them was systematically exterminated.

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    1. Thank you David! I have always thought the Grizzly should be protected. The Bald Eagles seem to be doing very well in my area! Take care, stay safe! Have a great day, happy weekend!

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  21. I'll bet that is a very, very popular place to visit. I'm so pleased to see and to hear that the eagles are doing OK. Great pictures today Eileen.I hope you get to visit again soon for more pictures and experiences.

    Enjoy your day and as ever,thanks for the chance to link up.

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    1. Thank you Phil!
      It appears the Eagles are doing very well.
      Take care, stay safe!
      Have a great day, happy weekend!

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  22. What amazing creatures these birds are, Eileen. No wonder that many cultures have chosen them as their symbolic totem animal.

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    1. Thank you Nick!
      Take care, stay safe!
      Have a great day, happy weekend!

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  23. PS: Thank you for hosting, Eileen! Have a great new week!

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  24. oooooh eileen, how exciting and what a wonderful experience. seeing the bald eagles, watching them flourish and being able to capture such beautiful images, what a thrill. they are so special, so majestic, i hope they are forever looked upon as the amazing bird that they are. awesome images today!!

    stay safe, be well and many thanks for hosting us critter lovers!!

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    1. Thank you Debbie! The Eagles are amazing to see!
      Take care, stay safe!
      Have a great day, happy weekend!

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  25. Fantastic to see, and I'm so glad you've had opportunities to see the Eagles, and take their photos. Thanks for sharing. Have a great weekend, Eileen! Thanks for your comments on my blog(s).

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    1. Thank you Barbara!
      Take care, stay safe!
      Have a great day, happy weekend!

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  26. Some great photos Eileen. I especially love seeing the eagles on the rocks. Have a wonderful weekend and a happy week ahead. xx

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    1. Thank you Penny!
      Take care, stay safe!
      Have a great day, happy weekend!

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  27. Oh dear Eileen
    I am very impressed! So many beautiful bald eagles, and so close! Wonderful, this experience!
    Hugs & happy weekend
    Traude
    https://rostrose.blogspot.com/2020/11/novemberlicht-ausfluge-und-etwas-andere.html

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    1. Hello Traude!
      Thank you for the visit and comment.
      Take care, stay safe!
      Have a great day, happy weekend!

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  28. How amazing to see these majestic birds! You got a great photo with the huge rock formations! Enjoy your weekend!

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    1. Thank you Diane! I hope you feel better soon, enjoy your blog break.
      Take care, stay safe! Have a great day, happy weekend!

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  29. How awesome to get all these shots of eagles. Thy definitely blend in with the rocks on the one photo but I could spot them. Really nice captures Eileen. Thanks for hosting :)

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    1. Thank you Martha!
      Yes, they do blend in well with the rocks, especially the dark juveniles.
      Take care, stay safe!
      Have a great day, happy weekend!

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  30. Oh magnificent eagles. I watch a live cam of an eagle nest every year. I clicked on the photo to count and they are really blending in there, aren't they.

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    1. Thank you Jocelyn!
      Take care, stay safe!
      Have a great day, happy weekend!

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  31. We see many bald eagles when they pass through here on fall migration.

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    1. Thank you Red!
      Take care, stay safe!
      Have a great day, happy weekend!

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  32. Gran colonia de águilas. Interesante ver tantas juntas en su hábitat. Grandes fotos.
    Buen fin de semana Eileen. Cuidaros.
    Un abrazo.

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    1. Thank you Laura!
      Take care, stay safe!
      Have a great day, happy weekend!

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  33. Beautiful bald eagles. It must have been awesome seeing so many all together in one place.
    Have a great weekend :)

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    1. Thank you for the visit and comment.
      Yes, it is great to see so many eagles. They are doing well!
      Take care, stay safe!
      Have a great day, happy weekend!

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  34. Hi Eileen,
    So beautiful are your photos showing the eagles and herons.
    Nature, in your country, is lavish on these wonderful creatures that God has offered us.
    Have a nice weekend.
    Hugs,
    Ailime

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    1. Thank you Ailime!
      Take care, stay safe!
      Have a great day, happy weekend!

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  35. Wow! Fantastic photography of the eagles ~ Happy Weekend to you ^_^

    Live each moment with love,

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

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    1. Thank you Carol!
      Take care, stay safe!
      Have a great day, happy weekend!

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  36. What wonderful sights. I've never seen so many in one place.

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    1. Thank you Inger!
      Take care, stay safe!
      Have a great day, happy weekend!

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  37. What an experience to see so many Eagles, Eileen! I've only ever seen one in my lifetime.

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    1. Thank you RedPat!
      Take care, stay safe!
      Have a great day, happy weekend!

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  38. I think it's amazing that you can see so many bald eagles! It's a rare sight here and I've never been able to photograph them so that you can tell what they are! Really cool photos Eileen! :)

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    1. Thank you Rain!
      Take care, stay safe!
      Have a great day, happy weekend!

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  39. Absolutely beautiful the Bald Eagles, I love them.

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  40. That is amazing to be able to see that many bald eagles all in one place. Definitely a place I need to go some day.

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    1. Thanks Dee!
      You should try to visit soon.
      Have a great day and a happy new week ahead!

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  41. Those Bald Eagles are gorgeous. We have one with a nest not too far from our farm. We see him sometimes.

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    1. Thanks Michelle!
      They are awesome to see, it is neat to have a nest nearby!
      Have a great day and a happy new week ahead!

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  42. What a treat to see the eagles.

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    1. Thank you Karen!
      Have a great day and a happy new week ahead!

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  43. Lovely photos. I actually saw a bald eagle only once in my life at a state park I worked years ago. It was a pretty amazing sighting for me.

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    1. Thank you Yvonne!
      They are a treat to see!
      Have a great day and a happy new week ahead!

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  44. How wonderful! I actually saw a bald eagle today, while I was driving near Elizabeth Furnace. There was no spot to pull over so I slowed down and saw the eagle land on a branch about 20 feet over my head! The car behind me slowed down too, so I guess we were both blessed by this sight! It was a gorgeous bird.

    I drive there fairly often so maybe I'll see it again.

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    1. Thank you Linda!
      Have a great day and a happy new week ahead!

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  45. Oh my gosh! I would be happy to see just ONE eagle...and you share seven with us?! Be still my heart. I enjoyed my visit here, and give thanks to you for sharing this week at IRBB.

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    1. Thank you Anni!
      Take care, enjoy your day! Have a great new week ahead.

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  46. Hi Eileen! Lovely pictures. Happy sunday!

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    1. Thank you Ranten!
      Take care, enjoy your day!Have a great new week ahead.

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  47. What an incredible sight of all those eagles. Such majestic creatures. I’ve always felt fortunate when I have seen one! Just wow!

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    1. Thank you Marie!
      They are a treat to see!
      Take care, enjoy your day!
      Have a great new week ahead.

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  48. what fun. great captures. so very cool!! ( ;

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    1. Thank you Beth!
      Take care, enjoy your day! Have a great new week ahead.

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  49. Love to see the Eagles!
    Have a blessed day!

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    1. Thank you Lea!
      Take care, enjoy your day!
      Have a great new week ahead.

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  50. Hi Eileen, Neat photos of the eagles! The last eagle photo is spectacular. Congrats on that shot. Another fine Saturday's Critters here and thank you for sharing. Wishing you a happy week ahead. Take care and be well. John

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    1. Thank you John! I always appreciate your visits and comments. Take care and stay safe!
      I wish you and yours a very Happy Thanksgiving.

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  51. I would be beside myself with joy to see all of those. I get excited when I see even one. In the photo, there are at least 10...and I do believe there are a couple or three more. Just cannot say for sure. What a day!

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    1. Thank you Rose!
      Take care, enjoy your day!
      Have a great new week ahead.

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  52. Such amazing captures of these eagles, Eileen. That first action shot is so cool. Hope the weekend has been a good one for you!

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    1. Thank you Ellen!
      Take care, enjoy your day!
      Have a great new week ahead.

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  53. What beautiful, breathtaking eagle photos they are and so do the others.
    Have a nice week and take care of yourself, hug Elke

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    1. Thank you Elke!
      Take care, enjoy your day!
      Have a great new week ahead.

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  54. That is some congregation of Eagles! Just viewing ONE eagle is a special event, but you just went overboard!

    Thank you for sharing a special moment, Eileen.

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    1. Thank you Wally!
      Take care, enjoy your day!
      Have a great new week ahead.

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  55. SO wonderful to see so many at one time. The detail in the feathers of the close up is really great...Have a good week.

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    1. Thank you Sondra!
      Take care, enjoy your day!
      Have a great new week ahead.

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  56. Lovely photographs of the Bald Eagles.
    Wishing you a happy new week, and a Happy Thanksgiving.

    All the best Jan

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    1. Thank you Jan!
      Take care, enjoy your day!
      Have a great new week ahead.

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  57. Such Powerful Birds - Beautifully Captured - Be Well This Week

    Cheers

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      Take care, enjoy your day!
      Have a great new week ahead.

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  58. How amazing to see all those eagles in one spot! Wonderful photos as well. I really love the one of the two on the rocks and of course, the one above the parking lot is amazing as well. Hope you have had a great weekend!

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    1. Thank you Jean!
      Take care, enjoy your day!
      Have a great new week ahead.

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  59. Wow -- I've never seen so many eagles. What a remarkable experience that had to be!

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