Saturday, November 20, 2021

Saturday's Critters # 414

Welcome to Saturday's Critters!

Hello and happy Saturday!

 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!

Hubby and I took a short day trip to the Conowingo Dam and the Susquehanna River State Park to see the Bald Eagles. In November the Bald Eagles gather at the river just below the dam. Previous years the Eagle count was close to 200. I think we went a little too early, we will make another trip soon.  We saw numerous Double-crested Cormorants, various Gull species, Turkey Vultures and the Black Vultures and the local resident Great Blue Herons. The Ring Billed Gulls dominate but the Herring Gull and the Great Black-backed Gulls can be seen too. 


1. Below on the dam walls, are a few immature Bald Eagles, Double-crested Cormorants with a line of Gulls, 2 Great Blue Herons with a Bald Eagle, immature Bald Eagle with a few Black Vultures. 



2. There was 3 immature  Bald Eagles perched on the dam wall. 


3. One of the many Bald Eagles seen at the Susquehanna River and Conowingo Dam. 


4.   A Bald Eagle, Black Vultures and an immature Bald Eagle with a fish perched on the tower.



5. A line up of Gulls and a group of the Double-crested Cormorants.




6. Below mixed in with the rocks are an immature Bald Eagle, adult Bald Eagle and the Great Blue Heron. 




7.  Some views of the Susquehanna River State Park.




8.  Below images are the Golden-crowned Kinglet on the left and the Downy Woodpecker on the right.  

Thank you for visiting, for linking up and for the nice comments.


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124 comments:

  1. I particularly like Bald Eagles because they resemble our Brahminy kite. I liked the Downy Woodpecker. The shot of sun with reflections in water is nicely composed.

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      Take care, enjoy your day and weekend!

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  2. Great sightings of birds at the dam. Thank you for hosting. Enjoy your weekend.

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    1. Thank you Nancy!
      Take care, enjoy your day and weekend!

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  3. Eagles always inspire no matter how many times we see them in person or in your pictures! Thanks Eileen

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    1. Thank you Cloudia! The eagles are always a treat to see!
      Take care, enjoy your day and weekend!

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  4. Many beautiful photos. I love these posts because you show us many birds, like the eagles, that I will never see around here.
    On these days some cormorants are on the local breakwater.

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      Take care, enjoy your day and weekend!

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  5. Interesting that those eagles with white heads and tails are called bald eagles...thanks for sharing, Eileen.

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    1. Thank you Angie!
      Take care, enjoy your day and weekend!

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  6. To be able to see such majestic birds in person! Incredible!

    -Soma

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    1. Hello Soma,
      Thank you for the link and comment.
      Take care, enjoy your day and weekend!

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  7. Hi Eileen,
    Such beautiful photos from your day trip to the Conowingo Dam and Susquehanna River State Park.
    The pictures of the sea eagles are really great, here in the Netherlands only a few couples come for since the last few years, they were never there before.
    Would you mind posting my link, I can't do it myself.
    I wish you a nice weekend.
    Greetings Irma

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    1. Thank you Irma! I always enjoy seeing the Eagles.
      Take care, enjoy your day and weekend!

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  8. Hello Eileen,
    The Bald Eagle is a very beautiful bird, and you have taken great photos of it. The line of gulls are pretty too.
    Have a happy weekend!

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    1. Thank you Marit!
      Take care, enjoy your day and weekend!

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  9. Que lindos e adorei ver as águias carecas...Belo fim de semana,beijos, tudo de bom,chica

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

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  10. ...the Bald Eagles are fabulous, I rarely see them. Thanks Eileen for hosting, enjoy your week ahead!

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    1. Thank you Tom! I did enjoy seeing the Eagles, we are going again soon to see if there are more there now.
      Take care, enjoy your day and weekend!

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  11. this is such an avesome view. And to be able to see them too. Amazing!
    Love the Kinglet and woodpecker too. :)

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    1. Thank you Monica!
      Take care, enjoy your day and weekend!

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  12. Hari Om
    I know how excited I get when I spot one of our Sea Eagles... so to see these, particularly the young, proving a growing population, is wonderful! YAM xx

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    1. Thank you Yam! The Eagles are amazing to see, I am glad they are doing well here.
      Take care, enjoy your day and weekend!

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  13. Bald Eagles are magnificent birds All your image are lovely Eileen. Thanks for hosting, take care and have a great weekend.

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    1. Thank you Margaret! The Eagles are magnificent.
      Take care, enjoy your day and weekend!

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  14. Nice slide show! Some of those immature birds could well be from south Florida as they migrate north in autumn to find cooler water. They have been tracked up the east coast, often to Chesapeake Bay and once even into New England and possibly Canada. We usually start seeing them again around December.

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    1. Thank you Ken! The Eagles did find a good spot here for fishing.
      They are always a treat to see. Take care, enjoy your weekend!

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  15. The Bald eagles are majestic and always a welcome capture. The Woodpecker in the last shot is pretty and the Kinglet is very cute.
    The views of the park in the sunshine are relaxing. Must be a very nice place.
    Happy Saturday and happy weekend to you!

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    1. Thank you Luisella! It is a beautiful park with lovely views.
      Take care, enjoy your day and weekend!

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  16. Dearest Eileen; I especially loved bald eagle、 But as always such great line up of birds♬ And I wish I could see lovely bird like Golden-crowned Kinglet.
    So sorry for my late commenting, my husband forgot having his medicine for high blood pressure and had some trouble. Now he got well ;-)
    I LOVED seeing your grandson♡♡♡
    LOTS of love and appreciation; Miyako

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    1. Thank you Miyako! I appreciate your link and for the comment.
      Take care, enjoy your day and weekend!

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  17. Another wonderful outing and sightings for you. It's nice seeing the Bald Eagles. Thanks for hosting and have a great day and weekend.

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  18. Hello Eileen,:= )The Bald eagles are doing well here, ...so many youngsters. It seems a lot of Bald Eagles to me, but the excitement of seeing more on your next visit to the dam must be a thrilling prospect. I will never see even one, how lucky you are to see them. The sweet Golden Crowned Kinglet, the Woodpecker and lake scene are lovely captures.:=)

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    1. Thank you Sonjia! It is a great spot below the dam to see the eagles and other birds.
      Take care, enjoy your day! Happy weekend!

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  19. Oh, what a bird paradise, dearest Eileen!
    All the best
    Traude (grandmother since tonight ...)
    https://rostrose.blogspot.com/2021/11/italien-reisebericht-ein-paar-kleine.html

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    1. Thanks you Traude! Congrats to your daughter, her family and on your new grandson!
      Have a great weekend!

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  20. unas capturas impresionantes, sobre todo la que está el ave él solo mirando hacia el lado.

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  21. So beautiful photos.
    Have a great weekend.
    Thanks for hosting.

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    1. Thanks so much for commenting.
      Have a happy weekend!

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  22. A lovely selection of photos again today, Eileen! Have a great new week!

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    1. Thank you Nick!
      Take care, enjoy your day and weekend!

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  23. Such a wonderful selection of birds again. Love the heron especially. There are vultures here though I’ve never seen one. I find it difficult to photograph birds in the trees. You do such a great job of them.

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    1. Thank you Marie! It is hard getting shots of the birds sitting high in the trees.
      Take care, enjoy your day and weekend!

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  24. Love seeing the Eagles!
    Have a wonderful weekend!

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    1. Thank you Lea!
      Take care, enjoy your day and weekend!

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  25. What a wonderful collection and sighting of so many birds, especially the Bald Eagles. I'm looking forward to seeing your second trip's photos also. Thanks for frequently commenting on my blogs!

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    1. Thank you Barbara! We hope to visit again soon!
      Take care, enjoy your day and weekend!

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  26. In "Loon Lessons", the James Paruk book I just reviewed on my blog, I was surprised to learn that as Bald Eagle populations have rebounded in many areas, they have become a serious predator of loons.

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    1. Thank you David!
      Take care, enjoy your day and weekend!

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  27. I sure miss our birdies. Thankfully we have deer and coyotes to entertain us! Thanks for hosting.

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    1. Thank you Jenn! I like seeing your deer videos.
      Take care, enjoy your day and weekend!

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  28. Hi Eileen. It was rather a shame that you thought you were too early in the season to see the 200 eagles. Not to worry, now you have an excuse to go back and to get even more photos of those magical creatures. Two hundred eagles tells me that there is not much wrong with the population of fish in the river and the surrounding areas to support such numbers of birds, gulls eagles and herons. Have a great weekend and week ahead.

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    1. Thank you Phil! I am keeping my fingers crossed, hoping we see more on the next visit.
      Take care, enjoy your day and weekend!

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  29. HI Eileen, great shots of the Eagles, it's so nice to have the Kinglets back in the trees, the other day I saw one in a tree with a Carolina Chickadee, in my mind I combined the two and as I see a bird I always shout out the name and I said "Chicklet" surprised my own self...LOL I made up a name for the combo. Have a wonderful weekend.

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    1. Thanks Sondra! I am hearing lots of kinglets around my neighborhood. I like the name Chicklet, cute.
      Happy birding, enjoy your weekend!

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  30. So good to see so many bald eagles in one place!

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    1. Yes, it is a treat to see the Eagles.
      Thank you for the visit and comment.
      Take care, enjoy your day and weekend!

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  31. Wow. Eagles. I am impressed. And 200? I cannot begin to imagine! I fear the only thing I might have to share for a few months in the critter department is Lizize! So I'm glad to see all your wildlife!

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    1. Thank you Jeanie! The Bald Eagle count can change every day, they hang out and then head off south?
      Take care, enjoy your day and weekend!

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  32. Great selection of birds Eileen. I love Bald Eagles.

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    1. Thank you Bob! I love the Eagles too.
      Take care, enjoy your day and weekend!

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  33. The river looks beautiful with the sun shining down! And it's neat to see the Eagles that are juveniles. Love your photos today! Happy weekend!

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    1. Thank you Diane!
      Take care, enjoy your day and weekend!

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  34. It was still a successful trip even if all the Eagles were not there yet, Eileen. There are still a few birds passing through here on their way south but most of the migration seems to be over.

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    1. Thank you RedPat! This is a good spot to see Eagles migrating, stopping off for some fish to eat.
      Take care, enjoy your day and weekend!

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  35. 200 eagles is amazing and I am happy to hear this.. at one time they were almost extinct and here in Flordia were rare to be seen, but now they are every where. of course i don't see them because they don't come in my house, LOL..

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    1. Thanks Sandra! It has been nice seeing the Bald Eagles doing so well.
      Have a great day and a happy weekend!

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  36. I know that's not very far from me..Would love to photograph and Eagle..Actually we have had a couple of Eagles around here this past month..I never seem to have my camera at the right time..Wonderful pictures..HAve a great weekend and a happy Thanksgiving..

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    1. Thank you Missy! The Bald Eagles seem to like fishing in the Susquehanna River.
      I hope you are able to take some Eagle photos. Enjoy your weekend! Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours!

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  37. Was für schöne Bilder. Ich bin ganz begeistert.
    Gruß Anette

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  38. Great bird sightings Eileen. I rarely get to see Eagles. Another enjoyable Saturday Critter post! Thank you and have a great weekend :)

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    1. Denise, thank you for the nice comment.
      Take care, enjoy your day and weekend!

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  39. Oh, wow! I sure would have liked to be there!

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    1. Thank you Rose!
      Take care, enjoy your day and weekend!

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  40. Great array of fishing birds and raptors, Eileen! A fellow Eagle nest monitor moved to the Delaware region and always tells me about the number of Eagles he has down his way too!! My head would be spinning out of control. Enjoy the remainder of your weekend and Thanksgiving as well!!..jp

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      Take care, enjoy your day and weekend!

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  41. Always a delight to visit your awesome nature photography blog ~ Eileen ~ fantastic photos ~ love the bald eagles Xo

    Living in the moment,

    A ShutterBug Explores.
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

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

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  42. I love those Downy Woodpeckers. Thanks for hosting, and have a great weekend.

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

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  43. The bald eagles are always a joy to see.

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

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  44. How special! I love seeing these pictures!

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

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  45. Hello Eileen,
    Nice pictures. So great to see that eagle.
    That must be fantastic to see in real. Nice shots.

    Greetings, Marco

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  46. Aha! There for a minute Itjoght the comment form disappeared. But finally it loaded.
    Extraordinary images. Naturally, since they are so scarce, I enjoyed the eagles!! The park/riverwalk is spectacular Eileen.

    Thanks forlinking in this weekend.

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    1. Thank you Anni! Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!
      Take care, enjoy your day! Have a great new week!

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  47. Gran parque y con mucha vida y variación de aves. Bien se ve el águila calva en la tercera foto. Gracias por compartir.
    Que paséis buen domingo Eilen.
    Un abrazo.

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  49. seeing the bald eagles...so exciting!! there are a few nests in this area but i rarely see them in the nest. the closest one is on an electric tower, i can't get good pictures when they are there!! these sightings must have been so exciting!! it is so funny to see the gulls line up like that, they always do that!!

    have a great rest of the weekend and enjoy next week and the holiday. many thanks for hosting us critter lovers and for linking me in!!

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  50. Those eagles are just so magestic. Make no wonder they are the great American symbol. Funnily I think I showed a Downy in my post today. Like just about everybody I confuse the Hairy and the Downy.

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    1. Thank you Jocelyn! The Hairy is a noticeably larger bird.
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  51. Hello Eileen, what a great collection today, and so many of them all lined up, must be taking in the wonderful weather it appears to be. The Eagle is amazing, they are just the most commanding critter ever. Thanks for sharing and enjoy the week and have a wonderful Thanksgiving Day with family too.

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    1. Thank you Karen! The Eagles are amazing!
      Take care, enjoy your day! Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family. Have a great new week!

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  52. Seeing eagles never gets old, does it? I used to love seeing them all the time when we lived in Alaska. I see a few here around Harpers Ferry, but not like you saw, what a treat to see those young in's too!

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    1. Thank you Karen! It is always a treat to see the Bald Eagless.
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  53. How majestic the Bald Eagles! Unfortunately they aren’t seen in the wild in my country. Only in the three zoos, but feel sorry, I’d like them to fly freely.

    Yoko

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    1. Thank you Yoko! It is wonderful to see the Bald Eagles flying free!
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  54. Such great captures of these birds, Eileen. Love all the eagles. I hadn't seen double crested Cormorants before. Hope you have a good week and a great Thanksgiving.

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    1. Thank you Ellen! Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!
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  55. Beautiful photos from the wild life Dear friend! Bald Eagles's photos look great. Here we only see them in the Zoo.

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  56. Such wonderful birds! Beautiful pictures and I also got a kick out of seeing your Florida picture in today's (Monday) post! Thank you for hosting and for sharing your beautiful birds and scenery and especially for sharing your knowledge

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    1. Thank you Sallie!
      Take care, enjoy your day! Have a great Thanksgiving week!

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  57. Hello Eileen
    A lovely post.
    So nice to see the Bald Eagles and a lovely collection of other birds too.

    Enjoy your week.

    All the best Jan

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      Take care, enjoy your day and week ahead!

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  58. Love the photos, especially those captures of the Bald Eagle and line of gulls, Eileen.

    Happy Tuesday!

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      I appreciate the link and comment.
      Have a great day!

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  59. Excellent capture of the bald eagles and other birds from the dam site and nature around the river. Happy Thanksgiving :)

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  60. Talking of Turkey Vultures, just stopping by to wish you and your family a Happy Thanksgiving weekend.
    Wren x

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