Saturday, May 6, 2023

Saturday's Critters # 490

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 will be away from my computer, as always thanks for participating with Saturday's Critters. I hope you can visit some of the other links and I will be visiting and commenting as soon as possible. We are celebrating our 33rd Anniversary!

Hiking and birdwatching is always fun at the Susquehanna River State Park. Spring time,  the wildflowers along the trail in the park are a beautiful sight. An added bonus is stopping at the Conowingo Dam and fishing pier to see the Bald Eagles. 


1. In April lots of  migrating  Bald Eagles can be seen at the Conowingo Dam and Susquehanna River. We also saw a Bald Eagle on a nest across the river. 


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2. If you click and enlarge this photo, you can see quite a few Bald Eagles sitting on the rocks next to the river. Both adult and juveniles are hanging out together. 





3. A proud looking Bald Eagle perched in a tree above the parking lot. 





4. The island in the middle of the river near the dam is a Great Blue Heron rookery.  




It is great to see these herons doing so well, they were also seen up and down the river. Perched on rocks and looking for food and taking care of their nest. 




5. It was a Cormorant day, they were everywhere we looked.  




A Double-crested Cormorant tree.  







There had to a thousand or more Cormorants, they were near the dam, on the rocks up and down the river and in the trees.  








6. At the Susquehanna River State Park we stopped at the picnic area and walked around a small pond.  We saw the American Robins, Dark-eyed Juncos, Tree Swallows, lots of turtles, Pileated Woodpecker, Mourning Dove and an Eastern Phoebe. 




7. The Susquehanna River trail is a great place for a walk to see the wildflowers. Some I am not sure of their names, but I saw the Dutchman's Breeches, lots of Bluebells and the bottom two (Possible Cutleaf Toothwort and Lesser Celandine) left are unknown and the pretty weeping cherry was on the ride out of the park. 





8. The Bluebells were starting to bloom, another week or so they would look wonderful. They were all along the trail.  We have to go back and check them out again.




We saw a carpet of these pretty yellow flowers, I am not sure of their name.  I am guessing about the id of these yellow blooms but there is something similar and invasive called Lesser Celandine.






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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! Also, I am also linking up to Heidrun's Mosaic Monday  I hope you can stop by and visit Heidrun and check out the Mosaic Monday post. 

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    1. Thank you William! Take care, enjoy your day!

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  2. Hi Eileen, Thank you for hosting and sharing another Saturday’s Critters. Before mentioning your new post, just wanted to say your new header is great! Wow, what an excellent sunset picture. Now, thanks for taking us along to Susquehanna River State Park and the Conowingo Dam. I love your Eagle photos! Especially #3. The Cormorants are amazing … what a sight … so many Cormorants! Very nice closing with the flowers and tree photos. Another great Saturday’s Critters. I see you are away from your computer, and I hope whatever is taking you away is making for a fine weekend! Thanks again! John

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    1. Hello John,
      Hubby and I were off on a trip to Ireland.
      Sorry I am late visiting, but thank you for the comment!
      Take care, enjoy your day!

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    2. Hi Eileen and a good Thursday morning to you! Wow, you are simply an amazing blogger coming back home from Ireland and leaving all these replies for comments left while you were gone on Saturday's Critters. You are one of my inspirations when it comes to blogging. Thank you for your kind words re John's Island. I hope you and hubby had a great trip and took many, many photos and I hope you will be sharing some of them in future posts on Viewing Nature with Eileen. I'm looking forward to them! Lastly, thank you for your kind comment on my YouTube of the little Canada Goose goslings! Have a happy day and I'll see you on Saturday's Critters! All the best from Seattle, John

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  3. Águias que parecem ter feito pose pra ti! Linda árvore de corvos. E as flores? Maravilhosas! Adorei tudo! beijos, lindo fim de semana, chica

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      Take care, enjoy your day!

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  4. Great shot of the Bald Eagle Eileen and I have never seen so many Cormorants in one place Magnificent sight. Thanks for hosting and commenting. I hope you have a wonderful weekend

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      Take care, enjoy your day!

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  5. Beautiful flowers and amazing photos of the birds in their natural habitat. How amazing to be able to see bald eagles and so many cormorants indeed. It's great to see your photos again.

    -Soma

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      Take care, enjoy your day!

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  6. Hello Eileen,

    The Bald Eagle is an impressiv bird. It must be wonderful to see it out in the wild. The Virginia Bluebells are very beautiful. I hope you can take more photos of them.
    Take care, and have a great weekend!

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    1. Thank you Marit, for the comment!
      I think the Bluebells are over for now.
      Take care, enjoy your day!

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  7. These are places and trails I would like to visit, for sure.
    Lovely images of the eagles and herons. Cute flowers too.
    Happy weekend and enjoy your time!

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    1. Thank you Luisella, for the comment!
      Take care, enjoy your day!

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  8. Eileen Dear,
    today I eventually have a post to share here at your so lovely party!
    And thus I have the chance to wish you a most lovely Saturday and Sunday ahead,
    with my biggest hug
    Daniela @ ~ My little old world ~ (Dany)

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    1. Thank you Dany, for the comment! I appreciate your link this week.
      Take care, enjoy your day!

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  9. Hi Eileen,
    Beautiful series of photos and collages.
    Great to see so many sea eagles together.
    Cormorants also have a lot of them here, they often swim in the harbor and eat all the fish.
    I wish you a nice weekend.
    Greetings Irma

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    1. Thank you Irma, for the comment! Those Cormorants are hungry.
      Take care, enjoy your day!

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  10. LOVE the sun and beach in your header, wish I was staring at it now. listening to the lapping of the water. rookeries are amazing places seeing all those birds in one place. I have only seen 3 or 4 of them down here and it was years ago

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    1. Thank you Sandra, for the comment!
      I enjoyed seeing a lot of rookeries in Florida.
      Take care, enjoy your day!

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  11. Good morning Eileen, :=)
    Your photos are unbelievably impressive. I have never seen so many Cormorants in my life, and never in trees.What an extraordinary sight! Beautiful proud looking Bald Eagle capture, and also another great sighting of them hanging out together. I enjoyed seeing the wildlife on your walk round the pond at the Susquehanna River State Park, the birds, turtles, and pretty wild flowers. Thank you for such a delightful post Eileen, and thank you so much for hosting.
    All the best.

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    1. Thank you Sonjia, for the comment!
      The Cormorant tree was an amazing sight to see.
      Take care, enjoy your day!

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  12. Happy Saturday, Eileen! The new header is spectacular. The tree with so many cormorants looks a bit creepy LOL We are just back from our morning walk and saw lots of European robins, song thrush and blue tits...they sang so beautifully!

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    1. Thank you Angie, for the comment!
      Take care, enjoy your day!

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  13. That bald eagle is majestic! Thanks for hosting.

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    1. Thank you Jenn, for the comment!
      Take care, enjoy your day!

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  14. Hari OM
    Yes, that does look like Lesser Celandine. Your bluebells are so different from ours in the UK. Every bit as pretty! And I am impressed with the numbers of the birds you saw at the park! YAM xx

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    1. Thank you Yam, for the comment!
      I recently saw bluebells in Ireland, they looked different than the ones I see here.
      Take care, enjoy your day!

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  15. Amazing pics. Loved the post.
    Happy Weekend.

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      Take care, enjoy your day!

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  16. Your day at Conowingo was so different from ours — the migrating birds really change over time. We also enjoyed seeing eagles, but on one trip saw huge nmumbers of black vultures as well.
    THanks for hosting the critters… mae at maefood.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you Mae, for the comment!
      We do enjoyed our visits to Conowingo, something always to see there.
      Take care, enjoy your day!

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  17. A wonderful collection of photos. It's an amazing sight to see all the Cormorants gathered together. Have a great weekend and thanks for hosting.

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    1. Thank you Bill, for the comment!
      Take care, enjoy your day!

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  18. Wow, your header is spectacular today! Bluebells and birds are always such a joy to find.

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    1. Thank you Maria, for the comment!
      Take care, enjoy your day!

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  19. ...I wish that I had opportunities to see to eagles, you capture it so well. Thanks Eileen for hosting the party. Enjoy your weekend.

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    1. Thank you Tom, for the comment!
      I do enjoy seeing the eagles.
      Take care, enjoy your day!

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  20. And day spent with Bald Eagles is a great day, Eileen, so no doubt you have many great days! They are undoubtedly a magnificent sight.

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    1. Thank you David, for the comment!
      It is always a treat to see the Eagles.
      Take care, enjoy your day!

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  21. We are just starting to see the eagles return to this area after many years of absence. So wonderful to see gliding through the air, hoping for photos soon.

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    1. Thank you Linda, for the comment!
      I am glad the eagles are doing so well.
      Take care, enjoy your day!

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  22. You all saw some wonderful groupings of birds...a good thing they all have their separate spots too! Love seeing Bald Eagles...and I've never seen more than a couple of cormorants together...a thousand is simply awesome!

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  23. Hi Eileen!
    You hit the Bald Eagle very well!

    And great pictures of the Comorans.

    Best regards
    Anne

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    1. Thank you Anne, for the comment!
      Take care, enjoy your day!

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  24. Lovely array of 'critters' as usual ~ great photos ~ nature's gems ~ thanks

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    1. Thank you Carol, for the comment!
      Take care, enjoy your day!

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  25. Hello, Eileen, a very nice selection of photos once again, with the eagles looking very majestic! Thanks for hosting and enjoy the new week ahead.

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      Take care, enjoy your day!

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  26. Amazing to see the eagles while you are out and about. Must have been incredible to see them and all those cormorants in the trees and on the rocks, as well as all the other gifts of nature, including the wildflowers. Great series Eileen! Thanks for sharing them and have a wonderful weekend.

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    1. Thank you Denise, for the comment!
      It was amazing to see all the Cormorants.
      Take care, enjoy your day!

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  27. Seeing all of those Eagles would be a thrill for me. Hope you are away having fun, Eileen.

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  28. That tree full of Cormorants is amazing. Love the field of flowers, too. Happy first weekend in May and enjoy your time away from the computer!

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    1. Thank you Ellen, for the comment!
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  29. Great photos! Interesting birds and pretty flowers!
    Have a wonderful weekend!

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    1. Thank you Lea, for the comment!
      Take care, enjoy your day!

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  30. Eagles are such a joy to see but I have NEVER seen that many Cormorants! How amazing and to capture it in a photo is special. Enjoy your weekend! And thanks always for the fun party!

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    1. Thank you Diane, for the comment!
      Take care, enjoy your day!

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  31. The cormorant tree is quite special. Great capture! I have never see that many in an area let alone a tree.

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    1. Thank you Marie,for the comment!
      The Cormorant tree was amazing to see.
      Take care, enjoy your day!

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  32. Always a pleasure to be with you. Eileen. And always exciting to see a bald eagle! Thank you friend!

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  33. Wow, what a bird heaven you went to. I can't imagine sighting so many eagles, herons, and other birds.

    Thank you for hosting!!

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    1. Thank you Alan, for the comment!
      It is a great spot to see all the birds.
      Take care, enjoy your day!

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  34. So many birds in numbers. They do strike beauty in sheer numbers alone. The bald eagle is also very majestic

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  35. Gracias por tan bonitas fotografías. Feliz día de la madre. Un abrazo.

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    1. Thank you Teresa, for the comment!
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  36. I am so impressed by your Eagles and herons. thank you for sharing.

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  37. Hello, Eileen. Wow, so many Cormorants on rocks and trees! Yellow stars on the ground is lovely and Weeping Cherry is magnificent. Have a nice week.

    Yoko

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  38. that carpet of yellow, gorgeous!! i always enjoy seeing the herons but for me, the eagles always steal the show!! i hope you are out having an amazing day!! many thanks for hosting, have a great week!!

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    1. Thank you Debbie, for the comment!
      The eagles are always a treat to see.
      Take care, enjoy your day!

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  39. Eileen - thanks for hosting Saturday's Critters! I can't get over that "Cormorant Tree" - so many birds! Our hummingbirds have returned, and today I saw a Blue Jay at the bird feeders - unusual for us. Spring has definitely arrived!

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    1. Thank you Angie, for the comment!
      Yay for Spring, but it was 39° here this morning.
      Take care, enjoy your day!

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  40. Gran foto del águila y las campanitas.
    Buena semana. Y mayo Eileen.
    Un abrazo.

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  41. Hello Eileen
    Many thanks for another lovely Saturday Critters post.
    I enjoyed seeing your photographs and mosaics.
    That certainly is a proud looking Bald Eagle, great capture.

    Have a lovely week.

    All the best Jan

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      Take care, enjoy your day!

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  43. Dear Eileen, it is always a pleasure for me to admire the nature of Maryland through the lens of your camera.
    Still on unwanted break, I have a treat for friends, on the 'Convívio dos Poetas'...
    Great weekend...
    ~~~~~~~

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  44. Eillen, I realise none of my comments have got through to you. Neither the link ups :-(

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