Saturday, January 8, 2022

Saturday's Critters # 421

 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!

I have more photos from our getaway to Ocean City, Delaware Shore and Assateague Island NWR. 

1. Sunrise on the beach at Ocean City, Md.  The only birds seen on the beach were various species of Gulls.




2. Silhouette of a sea duck or is it a Cormorant? Sunrise at Ocean City, MD.





3. Below are birds and scenes from the Sunset Park in Ocean City, Maryland. The Gulls and Cormorants perched on a pier, A Northern Flicker, Cormorant tangled with lure and fishing line,  possible White-winged Scoter, Common Loon, Gulls with Great Blue Heron.




4. At the Indian River Inlet we saw a flock of Bufflehead Ducks.





5. At the Indian River Inlet, I was happy to see a flock of Bufflehead Ducks, in the winter usually we see more Sea ducks, Scoters, Loons and Grebes. It is also a good spot to see the Sanderlings, Turnstones and the Purple Sandpipers. 






6. We went back to Assateague State Park and Assateague Island NWR for a second time. During our visit we spotted the American Black Ducks, lots of Bufflehead Ducks with a few Horned Grebes, Great Blue Heron, Red-tailed Hawk and the Gulls.




7. A few Horned Grebes below were mixed in with the Bufflehead Ducks. 





8. A Red-tailed Hawk was seen off the road in Assateague Island NWR. 






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Thanks to all my visitors and for your past and present comments. Stop back to see any replies to your comments. I appreciate everyone who loves and respects wildlife. Thank you for linking up a critter post.



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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!

110 comments:

  1. Bufflehead is an interesting name. My favourite today is the Red-tailed Hawk.

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

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  2. It must have been wonderful to see so many Bufflehead ducks Eileen. Thanks for hosting, take care and have a good week ahead.

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    1. Thank you Margaret! I appreciate the comment and link today!
      Take care, have a happy weekend.

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

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  4. Amazing pics.
    Happy New Year 2022. Stay well.

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

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  5. The hawk, no wonder with those sharp eyes, and fierce claws, they can spot and lift up their prey so easily. Great photos of all you saw, but the hawk is my pick tonight .

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    1. Hello Jean!
      I was lucky to catch this hawk, he posed for a bit.
      Thank you for your comment and visit!
      Take care, have a happy weekend.

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  6. Hello Eileen,
    You take so many beautiful photos. The photo of the Red-tailed hawk is very good!
    Take care, and have a happy weekend!

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

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  7. Que lindos teus bichos de sábados de hoje...Adorei as fotos todas...Lindfos os patos! Gostei de tudo! Ótimo fim de semana! beijos, chica

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    1. Thank you Chica! The ducks are cute!
      Take care, have a happy weekend.

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  8. Hi Eileen,
    These are beautiful photos and collages.
    The sunrise and the red-tailed hawk are my favorite.
    Could you post my link, I can't do that myself.
    Greetings Irma

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

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  9. That's a beautiful photo of the red-tailed hawk spreading his wings.

    best... mae at maefood.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you Mae! The Hawk was a beauty!
      Take care, have a happy weekend.

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  10. Thank you for hosting, dear Eileen, and for sharing always such stunning images!
    In the hope your new year is off to a great start,
    I'm wishing you a glad end of your week
    XO Daniela at ~ My little old world ~ (Dany)

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    1. Thank you Dany! I hope your New Year is off to a great start too.
      Take care, have a happy weekend.

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  11. Beautiful birds and those sunrise shots are simply stunning!

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

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  12. ...lots of wonderful critters, but the skies are the winners for me. Thanks Eileen for hosting, take care and stay well.

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    1. Thank you Tom! The skies were pretty, lovely sunrises.
      Take care, have a happy weekend.

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  13. I love seeing all the shorebirds! Great photos of the Hawk!
    Have a blessed day!

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

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  14. I have come to love ducks, such versatile creatures. I would love to see such splendid creatures as you have here. However, all birds are a passion for me now. You are an inspiration to me Eileen!

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    1. Thank you Marie! I am so glad you enjoy the birds, they are a simple pleasure and lovely to see.
      Take care, have a happy weekend.

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  15. Don't you love them?! So nice to see a beach and open water, never mind the birds you find!
    Thanks for faithfully hosting. I appreciate it in these crazy times.

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    1. Thank you Jenn! I do love being at the beach, even in the winter.
      Take care, have a happy weekend.

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  16. Purple Sandpiper is a very elusive species here, mainly found above Niagara Falls in the winter, and even then with great difficulty, and not frequently. I have seen them in Europe several times and it is handsome shorebird. In North America I have seen them but once.

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    1. Thank you David! The inlets here seem to be a great spot for the Purple Sandpipers. Previous years they just seemed to be more of them around. Take care, have a happy weekend.

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

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  18. Beautiful post and beautiful collage.
    I like to see all those birds especially the ones that don't live here as the red tailed hawk.
    Here we have an "invasion" of gulls maybe because it's getting cold.

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    1. Thank you for your comment and visit! I like seeing the gulls too.
      Take care, have a happy weekend.

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  19. Lovely photos, Eileen, the skies are stunning!

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    1. Thank you Nick! I appreciate your comment and links.
      Take care, have a happy weekend.

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

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  21. LOVE the Hawk! and the bottom left/right corners sky pics in first collage are gorgeous. like a flash of pink in the sky

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    1. Thank you Sandra! It is was interesting sky, pretty pink clouds.
      Take care, have a happy weekend.

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  22. Nice variety of birds in the coastal areas. I have moved to inland Connecticut and find fewer species and lower populations so far.

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    1. Thank you Ken! I hope you are enjoying your new home in Connecticut.
      Take care, have a happy weekend.

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  23. Hari Om
    For me, the sun shots are the winners today - a sight so rare above my 'Hutch' I have to grab it where I can!!! YAM xx

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    1. Thank you Yam! It is good to get out and enjoy the rare sunny days.
      Take care, have a happy weekend.

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  24. what a wonderful collection of images today!! the sunrise pictures are favorites, as i rarely see the sun come up!! the hawk is a really wonderful capture...right place, perfect timing!!

    i am able to link in on my phone, and see the others who are participating, it's so weird on my computer. have a great weekend, stay warm and many thanks for hosting!!

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    1. Thank you Debbie! I am glad to see you could link up today. It is a cold weekend, stay warm and safe.
      Take care, have a happy weekend.

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  25. So many Buffleheads there Eileen. That must have been so exciting. We see Purple Sandpipers here but they pretty scarce and only on rocky coasts. Thanks for hosting all year, take care, have a good week ahead and a Happy New year.

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    1. Thank you Phil! The birds seem more scarce lately.
      Take care, have a happy weekend.

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  26. Fabulous collages and sightings. Don't you love seeing ducks/geese/birds/anything in a mass? It's breathtaking! Happy weekend. Keep cozy!

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    1. Thank you Jeanie! Yes, it is a thrill to see the large groups of birds.
      Take care, have a happy weekend.

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  27. Hi Eileen, this is another great post, I really enjoyed seeing the Scoter and the Buffleheads, but all are simply great to see. We had some Purple Sandpiper on my coast trip last Jan. when I went to see the Dovekie. They are very pretty to see.
    I hope your first week of the new year was good!! Those Sun photos are awe inspiring.

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    1. Thank you Sondra! I would love to see a Dovekie. They are rare to see, but can be seen occasionally at the Ocean City inlet. Take care, have a happy weekend.

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  28. Love that red tailed hawk! Awesome photo, Eileen. A beautiful collection of photos and collages from your getaway!

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

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  29. I really like the sky shot photos at the beginning of your post. Great color.

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    1. Thank you Red! The sunrise was beautiful. Have a great weekend!

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  30. Great nature shots from your getaway ~ Xo

    Wishing you a gentle day,

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

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

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  31. Hello Eileen,:=)The name Bufflehead is new to me. I'm glad you were able to see so many, and also the Purple Sandpiper- The Hawk is a splendid capture, and the beautiful sun rise shots like the sky is on fire.are just gorgeous.

    Eileen I would be obliged if you could please link my post up, as I can't do it.

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

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  32. So many Buffleheads! You seem to always be very lucky spotting lots of birds during your travels.

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    1. Thank you RedPat! Sometimes I am lucky spotting the birds, being at the right place and the right time.
      Take care, have a happy weekend.

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  33. Beautiful ducks and the birds of prey, I love the Common Loon, Buffleheads and the Red-tailed Hawk.

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

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  34. Happy New Year Eileen. That Red-tailed Hawk is a real beauty.

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

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  35. Hello, I like the Bufflehead ducks and the Red-tailed hawk best, but all the critters in your post are nice!
    Thanks for sharing. I have still many new birds to see...
    Have a nice Sunday and a great upcoming week!

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    1. Thank you Luisella! I appreciate the nice comment.
      Take care, enjoy your day! Have a great new week!

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  36. wow, the Bufflehead Ducks are gorgeous to see in their winter plumage :) And so are the grebes. I really miss those birds.

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    1. Thank you Monica! The Bufflehead ducks are pretty,especially the male.
      Take care, enjoy your day! Have a great new week!

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  37. Hello Eileen
    Happy Saturday to you.
    Thanks once again for giving us a wonderful collection of photographs and mosaics.
    I especially like the Red-Tailed Hawk, and the amazing colours of the skies in your first mosaic, were lovely to see.

    My good wishes.

    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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  38. Oh wow, those skies - breathtaking!

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

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  39. Wow, absolutely gorgeous photos Eileen! I've missed sharing your adventures. Happy new year my friend!

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    1. Thanks for visiting and for the comment, Martha!
      Happy New Year to you and your family!

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  40. What a super variety. My favorite is the loon & your sunrise photo.

    May all of us birders show well for 2022...and thank you for sharing your link at I'd Rather B Birdin'

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    1. Thanks Anni! I hope you have a great new year birding.
      Take care, have a happy Sunday and a great new week!

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  41. Hello Eileen, thank you for the link up. What happens when I try to link up is, I get a list of older posts, which I don't know how to get rid of, and also if I forget to title my post, but later correct it, it doesn't show, so I really don't know how to link up with these problems. I'll try to link up next week! Sorry for the inconvenience.

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    1. Thank you for sharing your post, I do not mind linking up for you if you need help.
      Have a great day and a happy new week!

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  42. Hi Eileen! :) That hawk photo is so gorgeous. And so are the skies, especially the Cormorant/Sea Duck silhouette photo, wow. You have one sky shot where it looks like a pink feather, that is so pretty! :)

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    1. Thank you Rain! I thought the cloud looked like a feather too, it was an interesting sunrise.
      Take care, enjoy your day!

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  43. The last photo of the Hawk is exceptional! WOW! Love all the water birds you see. Hope your day is a good one! We hiked twice on Saturday so I'm visitin' this morning! Hugs!

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

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  44. I was going to say I don’t have a critter but then I realized I had posted Sasquatch! Your collages look great. Is that a rocket launch in the first one?

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    1. Thank you Linda! No rocket launch, just some weird shaped clouds.
      Have a great day and a happy new week!

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  45. Todos se ven preciosos, pero el halcón es el que más me gusta. Besos.

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

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  46. Beautiful sunrise and great picture of the redtailed hawk..Have a good week..I hope you aren't icy like we are..Tough walking..!!

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    1. Thank you Missy! Yes, it is so cold the last snow is not melting.
      Take care and stay safe. Enjoy your day and new week ahead.

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  47. Wow...those sunrise shots are gorgeous. And would love to see even half the birds you saw.

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  48. I enjoyed your beautiful photos, Eileen.

    I especially love the red-tailed hawk.

    Happy Monday!

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    1. Thank you Veronica! I appreciate the link and comment.
      Have a great day and a happy new week!

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  49. Another great post Eileen. Thank you! A very happy week to you :)

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    1. Thank you Denise!
      Have a great day and week ahead.

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  50. Dearest Eilleen; So sorry for my late comment. I was SO amazed and attracted by A Red-tailed Hawk♬ Of course, with other birdies as well. Hoping that you started wonderful new year with all of your families and also I'm always thankful for your efforts to all of your followers.
    lots of LOVE, from Japan;

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    1. Thank you Miyako! I appreciate your comment and for sharing your link!
      Have a happy day and great week ahead.

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  51. Lovely Old Waterwheel Photo Today - Also, Thank You - Sending Positive Vibes To My Favorite Shadow People

    Cheers

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      Take care, enjoy your day!

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  52. Love the Buffleheads -- the skies in the first trip you share were lovely and it kind of gave me a glimmer of hope to realize that not even you two see good birds on every single outing! (I have been missing them too often).

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    1. Thanks Sallie! I wish I saw good birds on every outing, I miss a lot.
      Take care, enjoy your day and weekend ahead!

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  53. Precioso amanecer Eileen. Me encanta verlos cuando vamos al mar.
    Te deseo una buena semana.
    Abrazos.

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    1. Thank you Laura!
      I appreciate your comment and visit.
      Take care, enjoy your day!

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  54. Dear friend! I loved Sunrise photos very much. They are amazing. Red tailed Hawk photo is beautiful. Thanks for sharing this post.

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      Take care, enjoy your day! Have a happy weekend!

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  55. Eileen - I love the preponderance of sea-going creatures, but the hawk is my favorite. We drove 7+ hours from Idaho Falls today, and lost count when we reached 50 raptors, including several pairs of bald eagles!!!

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