Saturday, May 29, 2021

Saturday's Critters # 389

Welcome to Saturday's Critters!

Hello and happy Saturday!

Have a safe and happy Memorial Day weekend! 

 If you love all God's creatures like I do and also like to blog about them and take critter photos this is where you can share your critter post. Link up your post and share your critters, join in with my critter party ! You can share any kind of critters the real ones, pretend ones, statues and paintings, a new or old post!

I have some more birds that I saw during our outing to the Susquehanna River SP and Conowingo Dam.  We saw lots of Great Blue Herons. There were too many Double-crested Cormorants to count. We saw a few Tree Swallows, an Osprey in a tree eating a fish and I already posted on the Bald Eagles. 

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1. Besides numerous Bald Eagles, there were hundreds or maybe thousands of Double-crested Cormorants.  The were everywhere we looked.  





2. Some of the wildflowers see along the Susquehanna River trail. 

Dutchman Breeches, Trillium, unknown white flowers, Eastern Bluebells and a Redbud tree.  




3. A fisherman and a view of the Susquehanna River, you can see the I-95 highway bridge in the distance. 





4. Osprey has a nice sized fish, breakfast is served.






5. Double-crested Cormorants were perched on just about every rock sticking out of the river.  


6. There is a Great Blue Heron rookery on the island in the middle of the river, just below the dam.  




7. I counted at least 7 Great Blue Herons on their nest in the photo below.  





8. Besides seeing the Great Blue Herons on the nest, they were standing out on the river and rocks.  




9. Below are some Bald Eagles and more Double-crested Cormorants perched on the rocks on the river's edge. 




10. Right below the dam, the Great Blue Herons, Bald Eagles, Double-crested Cormorants and a Black Vulture are hanging out together. 




 I am also linking up to Anni's blog party found here I'd Rather B Birding   Anni always has some beautiful birds to be seen on her blog, check it out!



Thanks to all my visitors and for your comments. Stop back to see any replies to your comments. I appreciate everyone who loves critters and has linked up their critter post. 



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123 comments:

  1. Hi Eileen and all the other Saturday Critters Bloggers! I’m on a birding tour of Arizona, so every post this week is critters, but I linked just one. Have a great week everyone. I may not visit any blogs until I get back to my much less birding-friendly home.

    best... mae at maefood.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you Mae!
      Enjoy the birding tour, sounds like a fun time!
      Take care, have a happy weekend!

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  2. Wow, So many Cormorants and herons and others ♡♡♡ Looks comfortable on the tree (*^_^*)
    So many Cormorants as well, what a special sight you can always provide us*
    Please Take Care under difficult circumstances we are facing right now And Thank you very much for hosting.
    Lots of love from Japan, Miyako*

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    1. Thank you Miyako!
      Take care, I hope you stay safe and well.
      Have a happy weekend!

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  3. Great sightings of the different types of birds and wild flowers at the river and dam. Have a wonderful weekend.

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    1. Thank you Nancy!
      Take care, have a happy weekend!

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  4. Hello, Hope you are doing fine.
    Amazing photos. Thanks for hosting.

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    1. Thank you for the comment and visit!
      Take care, have a happy weekend!

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  5. Hello Eileen,
    The wildflowers are so pretty. I love to watch them in your photos.
    Beautiful photo from right below the dam. Enjoy your day, and have a happy weekend!

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    1. Thank you Marit!
      The wildflowers were a beautiful sight!
      Take care, have a happy weekend!

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  6. Steve and I really need to get down there this year. I can't imagine how impressive it is to see all those birds in one place.

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    1. Thank you Dee!
      It is a great place to see the birds and wildflowers in the Spring.
      Take care, have a happy weekend!

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  7. Eileen, I am astonded at the number of birds you saw along the river and dam. Utterly amazing. Thanks for hosting your meme, stay safe adn have a wonderful weekend and week ahead.

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    1. Thank you Margaret!
      Take care, have a happy weekend!

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  8. Thank you e. Wishing you a fabulous weekend 😘

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    1. Thank you Cloudia!
      Take care, have a happy weekend!

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  9. Hi Eileen,
    What a beautiful series of photos and collages you show.
    Great to see so many white-tailed eagles together, only a few pairs breed in the Netherlands, you have to drive hundreds of kilometers for them and then wait and see if you can spot them.
    I have enjoyed your blog again.
    Would you mind adding my link, I can't.
    I wish you a very nice weekend.
    Greetings Irma

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    1. Thank you Irma!
      I linked up your post, I loved the horses.
      Take care, have a happy weekend!

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  10. What great sightings of birds! Beautiful photos, I love seeing all those eagles and Blue Herons. Thanks for sharing and have a wonderful holiday weekend.

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    1. Thank you Bill!
      Take care, have a happy weekend!

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  11. Dearest Eileen,
    you are showing so much wonderful and amazing nature again today. A real bird paradise! Unfortunately I don't have any critters for you today ... (Okay, on one of the collages you see two donkeys very small - but that's just a preview. Soon you will get to see more of the donkeys - and some other animals. .. :-))
    Happy weekend,
    Traude
    https://rostrose.blogspot.com/2021/05/winter-und-sommer-im-mai.html

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    1. Thank you Traude!
      We do enjoy our outings to the local parks. I enjoyed your cute donkeys.
      Take care, have a happy weekend!

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  12. Hi Eileen, normally I am no fan of dams but this dam seem to make the widllife strive. Every time you share images from it there are lots of eagles and other waterbirds. And, this time, I also see a lot of beautiful structures. Your images has become art! So beautiful! Love it! Nature art, birdart. :)
    Take care!

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    1. Thank you Monica!
      I hope your rain and flooding has stopped.
      Take care, have a happy weekend!

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  13. Hello Eileen. There are quite a huge number of birds. Great serie of photos. Some of your photos are like paintings.
    Have a wonderful weekend.

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    1. Thank you Anu!
      Take care, have a happy weekend!

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  14. Que beleza,Eileen! Quantos lindos exemplares avistaste e clicaste...Adorei ! Que teu fim de semana seja lindo! Como vai o netinho?beijos, tudo de bom,chica

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    1. Thank you Chica!
      Little Wyatt is growing fast and is just adorable.
      Take care, have a happy weekend!

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  15. ...Eileen, you saw one fisherman and flocks of birds waiting to fish. Did they all have fishing licenses? Thanks for hosting and enjoy a fabulous weekend.

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    1. Thank you Tom. We passed other fishermen. They all have their favorite spots.
      Have a great weekend.

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  16. I have not seen that many herons or cormorants in one place except here on your blog. most of the best fishing places in Florida there is a view of a bridge and and interstate

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    1. Thanks Sandra! It seems like the fishing is best right below the dam.
      Have a happy day!

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  17. wow... a lot of Double-crested Cormorants.... I never seen great number of birds in nature...

    Excellent photos.

    Have a wonderful weekend

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    1. Thank you Tanza! Nature is amazing.
      Have a great weekend!

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  18. I suspect that a Bald Eagle would be happy to turn an injured cormorant into lunch. They had better beware!

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    1. Thank you David!
      It does not seem like any of the birds at the river go hungry.
      Have a great weekend!

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  19. Thanks for sharing these beautiful critters and flowers, some are new to my part of the world. Love the Osprey, which I have not been able to photograph yet.
    Wishing you a delightful weekend!

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    1. Thank you Luisella! I was happy to see the Osprey!
      Have a happy weekend!

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  20. You do live in a very picturesque part of the world Eileen. Plenty of birds for birders too. As for those cormorants, herons, and eagles, I can only think that your waterways are teeming with fish of the right size. No wonder the guy is fishing.

    I hope you have a lovely weekend.

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    1. Thank you Phil!
      I think the river must have enough for the birds and the fishermen.
      Have a great weekend!

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  21. There is a large number of cormorants, and the water in the river seems to flow fully! Beautiful images on nested trees with herons and wild blossoms. Have a great weekend

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    1. Thank you Jeevan!
      Take care, stay safe!
      Have a happy weekend!

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  22. Beautiful photos Eileen. It's always a treat to see the eagles. Have a fantastic Memorial Day weekend!

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    1. Thank you Martha! Yes, it is always a treat to see the eagles.
      Take care, have a happy weekend!

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  23. Love seeing all the Blue Herons!

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    1. Thank you Vera!
      Take care, have a happy weekend!

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  24. Wonderful photos, as always. You see so many birds!!!!
    Thanks for hosting. Have a great weekend!

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    1. Thank you Jenn!
      Take care, have a happy weekend!

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  25. Happy Saturday ! I just love the Osprey what a personality they have. Sorry I missed the past few weeks. I couldn’t get my page to post to my blog miraculously it worked today! Have a great weekend !

    Saun in Ohio

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    1. Thank you Saun!
      I am always happy when you can join in with your critters.
      Take care, have a happy weekend!

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  26. That stretch of the river must really be loaded with fish to satisfy all those avian appetites.

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    1. Thank you Ken!
      Yes, the fishermen love this river.
      Take care, have a happy weekend!

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  27. The photo of the herons on the rocks is absolutely spectacular, Eileen. What a wonderful moment. Happy weekend!

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    1. Thank you Jeanie!
      Take care, have a happy weekend!

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  28. A wild and unspoilt natural place, Eileen, in which the wild critters can happily live. How lucky you are to be able to see them in their natural habitat!

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    1. Thank you Nick!
      It is a great place for our walks.
      Take care, have a happy weekend!

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  29. Hari OM
    I love all the formations and patterning created in your images... am wondering if the 'unknown' white flower might be wild garlic? YAM xx

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    1. Thank you Yam!
      I will google images of the wild garlic.
      Take care, have a happy weekend!

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  30. PS: Thank you for hosting, Eileen!

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    1. Thanks again Nick!
      have a happy new week ahead!

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  31. WoW!! how amazing!! what a wonderful spot to visit and view the happenings of nature. if not for the majestic bald eagles, the wildflowers would be my favorites!!

    i am awestruck with how the herons and eagles blend right in with the rocks!! looks like it may be a rainy few days for us, i hope our gardens do not float away!! many thanks for hosting!!

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    1. Thank you Debbie!
      It is not a good weather weekend for Memorial Day partying. We are having a quiet weekend at home.
      Take care, have a happy weekend!

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  32. I love that last pic with everyone on the rocks below the dam. Thanks for hosting us Eileen and for all of your nice comments too!

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    1. Thank you for the comment!
      Take care, have a happy weekend!

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  33. Great photos and good for you to get out and find all these birds.

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    1. Thank you Red!
      I try to find time to get out to see the birds.
      Take care, have a happy weekend!

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  34. I must have missed some great rivers in my life because I've never seen bird gatherings like these. So many different species of birds hanging out together. Ravens rule where I live and they are very territorial, When a hawk happens to fly by, they gather the troops and chase it away immediately.

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    1. Thank you Inger!
      I have seen the Crows and Blue Jays chasing away the hawks.
      Take care, have a happy weekend!

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  35. Wonderful to see all the different birds hanging out together. Too often nature photos show the competitive side of life but we all do coexist peacefully at times. :)

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    1. Thank you for the link and comment.
      Take care, have a happy weekend!

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  36. Beautiful Eileen, so many commorants and egrets. The eagle is my favorite.

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    1. Thank you Caroline!
      It is a great spot for seeing the eagles.
      Have a great weekend!

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  37. Hi Eileen, Thanks for sharing more of your photos from your outing to the Susquehanna River State Park and Conowingo Dam. I enjoyed all the photos and have special comments on two: the collage of wildflowers is just wonderful. Very cool! And, the next photo, of the fisherman at Susquehanna River is framed up perfectly ... with the bridge in the distance ... great shot! Thanks for sharing and hosting another fine Saturday's Critters. Hope you and your family have a happy Memorial Day weekend! John

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    1. Thank John! I always appreciate your visits and comments.
      The wildflowers were a beautiful sight, spring time is a happy time of the year.
      I hope you have a Happy memorial Day weekend.

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  38. Wow! What a place and what fantastic photos of our feathered friends and nature's bloomd ~ soooo many ~ Xo ~ Happy Weekend to you ^_^

    Living moment by moment,

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

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    1. Thank you Carol!
      Take care, enjoy your weekend!

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  39. I love seeing the fisherman out in the stream! I always loved to fly fish in NC! You sure see a LOT of birds when you go to these locations! I feel lucky to see ONE! Beautiful flowers in bloom too. Happy weekend!

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    1. Thank you Diane!
      The spring wildflowers and birds were all wonderful.
      Take care, enjoy your day! Have a great new week!

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  40. Herons are always welcome to see.

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    1. Thank you William! Yes, I always enjoy seeing the herons.
      Take care, enjoy your day! Have a great new week!

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  41. More great pictures of the critters you see.
    Liked the picture of the fisherman in the river.

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

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  42. Hello Eileen
    Thank you for sharing these beautiful photographs today.
    I've also enjoyed the collages.

    Have a lovely weekend.

    All the best Jan

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

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  43. Hi Eileen, so nice to see large groups of birds together, Sharing the resource...we can all learn from them. Enjoy your weekend.

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    1. Thank you Sondra!
      I agree, we can share the resources.
      Take care, enjoy your day! Have a great new week!

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  44. These birds must have been thrilling to see in such large groups like that!

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

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  45. Loved all your bird photos but the fisherman photo seems especially peaceful to me. Hope you are having a wonderful weekend!

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

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  46. Hi Eileen, love seeing this amazing place and all the different birds hanging out together! The fishing must be pretty good! Love that last shot where they are all waiting together, including the vulture. The view of the fisherman looking upstream is gorgeous. Looks a little cold that day with choppy waters - the best time to fish! Hope you have a nice holiday weekend! x Karen

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    1. Thank you Karen! So nice to see your post!
      It was a windy day, which makes the water choppy. The fish must be plentiful for the birds and fishermen.
      Take care, enjoy your day! Have a great new week!

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  47. Thanks for sharing your Susquehanna pictures. My favorite is the herons on the rocks. Have a nice Memorial Day.

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

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  48. So gorgeous! So many cormorants in one spot! I'm baffled!

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    1. Thank you for the comment!
      The cormorants are numerous, maybe they nest nearby.
      Take care, enjoy your day! Have a great new week!

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  49. I always envy your best sightings of the herons. Awesome Eileen.
    Have a great day and thanks for coming by to link up at I'd Rather B Birdin'!

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    1. Thank you Anni! I do enjoy seeing the herons.
      Take care, enjoy your day! Have a great new week!

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  50. Hi Eileen...I somehow missed this post yesterday...and now there are too many comments for me to read through...though I am sure you have. Those birds on the river must be getting some great fish, as well as the fisherman! Have a great what's left of the weekend!

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    1. Thanks Barbara. Half of the comments are replies from me too.
      There must be lots of fish in the river, we see the birds and the men catching the fish.
      Take care, enjoy your day! Have a great new week!

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  51. Beautiful wildflowers!
    Lovely to see flocks of birds!
    Have a blessed day!

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    1. Thank you Lea! Birdwatching is my peaceful activity.
      Take care, enjoy your day! Have a great new week!

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  52. Muy interesante para ver, hay muchas aves por todas partes. Besos.

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

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    1. Thank you for the comment and visit!
      Take care, have a happy day and a great new week!

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  54. He disfrutado con las fotos que has hecho. Es dificíl captar unas aves y has captado, bastante.

    Me gustán tus fotos.

    Besos

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    1. Thank you for your visit and comment!
      Take care, have a happy day and a great new week!

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  55. I like the way the cormorants are so crowded together. No social distancing for them.

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    1. Thank you Diane! They must love being close to each other.
      Take care, have a happy day and a great new week!

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  56. Querida,
    Uma maravilhosa
    publicação!
    Bjins
    CatiahoAlc.

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    1. Thank you for the comment and visit.
      Have a great day and week ahead!

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  57. Hi Eileen! Another fun set of photos! The Great Blue Herons on the nest, is an amazing photo, they really are so beautiful, aren't they?

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    1. Thank you Kim!
      I love seeing the herons, they also love this spot at the river.
      Have a great week!!

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  58. Que paséis un gran día. Felicidades.
    Buen martes Eileen. Cuidaros.
    Un abrazo.

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    1. Thank you Laura!
      Enjoy your day and week ahead!

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  59. Photos you shared are wonderful Dear friend! Different type of birds and flowers at the River look great.

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    1. Thank you so much for the comment and visit.
      Take care, enjoy your day!

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  60. Lovely photos and a great selection of birds! it's particularly interesting for me to see the great blue herons fishing so close together. In Scotland, our grey herons nest close together but are otherwise quite solitary birds.

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    1. Thank you Juliet!
      It is great to see the herons on their nest at this rookery.
      Take care, have a great day!

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  61. Hello Eileen ... and thank you for your kind comment on my #30DaysWild placemat! A wonderful shot of the Osprey, a bird I have only seen in Scotland. And those Great Blue Herons are wonderful. Our neighbour texted us with pic. to say we had a Grey Heron on our roof a few days ago!

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    1. Thank you Caroline! We've been seeing an Osprey at our local lake lately. I hope it has a nest nearby.
      It is cool the heron landed on your roof. Take care, enjoy your day!

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  62. It's funny how a whole bunch of herons (like on your rookery) make me so happy, but a whole bunch of cormorants not so much. Sigh! Loved the osprey having lunch. That was a great birding trip!! I hope my comments are coming through. I'm still having some problems. Sallie (FullTime-Life)

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Have a happy day, Eileen

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