Saturday, April 20, 2024

Saturday's Critters # 540

Welcome to Saturday's Critters! Hello and Happy Saturday!


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These are photos from our visit to Conowingo Dam and the Susquehanna River. We saw lots of Bald Eagles, Vultures and great view of the Great Blue Heron rookery. 


1. The Bald Eagles both adults and juveniles were all around the dam area and river. Some were standing on rocks along the river, in the trees and perched on the dam sign. 





2. On the photo below there are two juvenile Bald Eagles with one adult Eagle. 





3. How many Bald Eagles can you find in the tree below? I found 8 eagles. 




4. This Bald Eagle found something to stare at, a possible meal?






5. The warning sign at the end of the island. There were 2 juvenile Eagles with one adult.







6. The Black Vultures are plentiful at Conowingo. There are warning signs about these vultures eating the rubber off of car windows that are parked in the lot. 





7. At Conowingo I think the Black Vultures outnumber the Turkey Vultures.  They hang out in big groups in the trees and on the ground. 




8.  Here is a Turkey Vulture showing off it's wing span. 







9. The Great Blue Heron rookery is on a small island in the middle of the Susquehanna River just a short distance from the Conowingo Dam. It is great to see so many Heron nests, they are doing well. 





10. I always enjoy seeing the Great Blue Herons, they have a nice rookery at Conowingo.  




11. It is amazing to see how many herons there are, on or around the tiny nest.  





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98 comments:

  1. Wow! Vultures are surely something!

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    1. Thank you Cloudia, I appreciate the comment and link! The Vultures are amazing, especially up close.
      Take care, have a great day!

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  2. Conowingo is always a great place for those huge birds!
    Thanks for hosting Saturday Critters.
    best, mae at maefood.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you Mae, I appreciate the comment and link!
      I do love visiting Conowingo.
      Take care, have a great day!

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  3. Hello, Eileen. Nice capture of the Turkey Vulture spreading its wings. I rarely see Great Blue Herons standing on such high branches. Have a happy weekend.
    Yoko

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    1. Thank you Yoko, I appreciate the comment and link!
      It does seem strange to see the tall heron standing in the tree tops.
      Take care, have a great day!

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  4. Bald head eagle is always my favorite in your weekly Saturday critter

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    1. Thank you Roentare, I appreciate the comment and link!
      The Eagles are always a treat to see.
      Take care, have a great day!

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  5. Just a quick HELLO - I'll be back later! Hugs, Traude

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    1. Thank you Traude, I appreciate the comment and link!
      Take care, have a great day!

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  6. I would have loved seeing all of them. I really miss those birding days.

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    1. Thank you Monica , I appreciate the comment and link!
      Take care, have a great day!

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  7. What a great place -- I didn't even see that many Eagles in one place in Alaska! Fabulous. We see those warning signs in the Everglades ; there are a lot of Black Vultures there too. It's a bit disconcerting to see that sign in the campground where we plan to stay

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    1. Thank you Sallie, I appreciate the comment and link!
      The Eagles are a treat to see. We were able to take a tarp in the Everglades and cover the car.
      Take care, have a great day!

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  8. Hello Eileen,
    Great photos from your visit to Conowingo Dam and the Susquehanna River.
    I think it's great to see the Bald Eagles, here in the Netherlands there are only a few couples breeding, maybe 6 couples, that's all there are in the Netherlands.
    I wish you a great weekend.
    Greetings Irma

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    1. Thank you Irma , I appreciate the comment and link!
      I wish you could see more of the Eagles in the Netherlands.
      Take care, have a great day!

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  9. Hello Eileen,
    As always beautiful photos. The Bald Eagles are very pretty. I love to see them. The Black Vultures are so pretty too. The black color is stunning.
    Take care, and have a happy weekend!

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    1. Thank you Marit, I appreciate the comment and link!
      I love seeing all the birds.
      Take care, have a great day!

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  10. I think herons are the only critters we have here! So interesting how close the eagles sit!
    Thank you and I hope you had a great time away!

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    1. Thank you Iris, I appreciate the comment and link!
      We enjoyed a great vacation to Arizona.
      Take care, have a great day!

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  11. Thanks for sharing your critters views. Love the Bald Eagle in particular.
    Have a good time whatever you are doing!
    Happy weekend!

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    1. Thank you Luisella, I appreciate the comment and link!
      The Eagles are an awesome bird to see.
      Take care, have a great day!

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    1. Thank you William, I appreciate the comment and your visit!
      Take care, have a great day!

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  13. Hari Om
    I think I counted seven eagles in the tree... :-) ... a joy as ever to see what you saw... YAM xx

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    1. Thank you YAM, I appreciate the comment and link!
      The birds are a joy for me!
      Take care, have a great day!

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  14. Here I am again, dear Eileen!
    It never ceases to amaze me how many Bald Eagles you see on your excursions! We didn't see a single one on our current trip to the USA - neither in California nor in Utah, no idea if there are any there at all... (and not in New York City either - but I wouldn't have expected it there either.) I'm glad that so many of these birds exist. I got to know Turkey Vultures and Black Vultures in Costa Rica. They are not "beautiful", but they are useful in nature. I didn't know that they also eat the rubber off of car windows - I've only heard that about keas (which we unfortunately didn't see in New Zealand.) The sight of the Great Blue Heron rookery is also wonderful!
    I wish you a pleasant weekend!
    All the best, Traude
    https://rostrose.blogspot.com/2024/04/einmal-um-die-ganze-welt-in-54-tagen.html

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    1. Thank you Traude, I appreciate the comment and link!
      The Eagles are doing well in the USA now, a great come back.
      Take care, have a great day!

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  15. Lindaos bichos sempore e que bom sempre encontram garças azuis que acho lindas! Ótimo fim de semana! beijos, chica

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    1. Thank you Chica , I appreciate the comment and visit!
      Take care, have a great day!

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  16. These are amazing. Eight eagles in one spot. Wow.
    The rookery is amazing. Ours nearby was destroyed in a storm. I think they rebuilt one. I must go check!

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    1. Thank you Jenn, I appreciate the comment and link!
      I miss the rookery that used to be in our neighborhood.
      Take care, have a great day!

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  17. Hello Eileen :=)
    WOW! I have never seen so many large birds in one place before. Great shot of the Great Blue Heron rookery and the Herons of course :=) The Turkey Vulture with wings outstretched is a tremendous capture. I'm only guessing but for the Black Vulture to eat the rubber off car tires is a sign they must be desperate for something to eat, and there are too many of them to find enough carrion to sustain them. I feel sorry for them! On the other hand I would park my car far away and walk the distance to see them. I found eight Bald Eagles in one tree, ....amazing!
    Thank you for hosting Eileen and for sharing these fabulous photos.
    Enjoy your weekend
    All the best
    Sonjia.

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    1. Thank you Sonjia , I appreciate the comment and link!
      Both the Eagles and the Vultures are amazing to see.
      Take care, have a great day!

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  18. I see eight eagles too. It’s terrific to see a healthy, thriving heronry with many breeding birds. We are visiting my daughter in Ottawa at present, and passed one on the way here yesterday.

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    1. Thank you David, I appreciate the comment and link!
      I always enjoy an Eagle sighting. They are amazing!
      Take care, have a great day!

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  19. ...Eileen, you have more eagles here than I've ever seem. Thanks for hosting and I wish you a wonderful weekend.

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    1. Thank you Tom , I appreciate the comment and link!
      Take care, have a great day!

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  20. What an impressive group you saw. I'm hoping to see our summer eagle (not optimistic.) The black vultures are a little creepy!

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    1. Thank you Jeanie, I appreciate the comment and link!
      I hope your summer Eagle returns!
      Take care, have a great day!

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  21. I just found 7 eagles on that tree...probably need a new pair of glasses :-/ Have a wonderful weekend, Eileen.

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    1. Thank you Angie, I appreciate the comment and your visit!
      Take care, have a great day!

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  22. that heron rookery is something to see for sure! and I like those vultures, they are not nearly as ugly as ours are. I like vultures, always have because they are God's Garbage Guys.. cleaning up our earth

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    1. Thank you Sandra, I appreciate the comment and your visit!
      It is great that the Vultures clean up the neighborhood.
      Take care, have a great day!

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  23. Love these large birds. Thank you for sharing, Eileen!

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    1. Thank you Marie , I appreciate the comment and visit!
      Take care, have a great day!

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  24. Hi Eileen, Wow, what a wonderful Saturday’s Critters! I am simply amazed at the Great Blue Heron rookery. I believe this is my first time to see something like this with so many GBHs around. Add on to that all the Eagle photos … wow, again. Thanks so much for hosting and sharing. I hope while you are away from your computer you are enjoying some travel to another fascinating location. Wishing you and yours happy times. John

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    1. Thank you John, I appreciate the comment and link!
      I am just glad the eagles and the herons are doing so well.
      We did enjoy a nice trip to Arizona.
      Take care, have a great day!

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  25. The eagles are amazing birds, Eileen! Thanks for hosting and have a great new week (Nick, MAP)

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    1. Thank you Nick , I appreciate the comment and link!
      Yes, the Eagles are amazing.
      Take care, have a great day!

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  26. Wow! Great photos!
    Thanks for hosting!
    Have a wonderful weekend!

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    1. Thank you Lea, I appreciate the comment and link!
      Take care, have a great day!

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  27. Enjoy your weekend! I love seeing the Eagle tree! WOW! What a fabulous thing to see. Hope you are having fun in the outdoors today. The weather sure is beautiful! Hugs, Diane

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    1. Thank you Diane, I appreciate the comment and link!
      The Eagles are a treat to see, each time.
      Take care, have a great day!

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  28. Wow!! All those eagles in the trees! And then the herons in trees, too. Wonderful captures. Happy Saturday to you, Eileen.

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    1. Thank you Ellen, I appreciate the comment and visit!
      Take care, have a great day!

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  29. I'm especially jealous of your eagle and vulture sightings. Nice pics!

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    1. Thank you Shiju, I appreciate the comment and link!
      The Eagles are a favorite, a treat to see so many.
      Take care, have a great day!

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  30. It's always interesting to watch herons in a rookery as they are such big, clumsy, awkward birds.

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    1. Thank you Red, I appreciate the comment and visit!
      The rookery is amazing, these birds do well in the tree tops.
      Take care, have a great day!

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  31. What great shots of birds that aren't seen much in my neck of the woods, except the Great Blue Heron sometimes fishes in nearby Lake Tomahawk.

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    1. Thank you Barb , I appreciate the comment and link!
      It is always nice to see your critter post.
      Take care, have a great day!

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  32. Hello Eileen thank you for this incredible meme. I have linked my critter. And what a lovely post. I could see eight bald eagles. I've just been on my first bird walk since 2014. I will do a post on it. The birding tour leader said that dead trees attract many birds, especially raptors. Thanks for always commenting on my blog. Have a great Saturday. Jo

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    1. Thank you Jo, I appreciate the comment and link!
      The dead trees are homes for many critters, especially the birds like a woodpecker.
      Take care, have a great day!

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  33. so many wow factors in this post and in your images. i have never seen that many herons in one place EVER. when i do see them, i rarely see more than one!! i was able to see/count 8 eagles in the picture of them, i started a count on the herons and gave up!! wonderful images today eileen, many thanks for hosting us critter lovers!!

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    1. Thank you Debbie, I appreciate the comment and link!
      I am glad the eagles and the herons are doing so well.
      Take care, have a great day!

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  34. I'm always surprised when you show us the Herons up in the trees, Eileen. The Turkey Vultures have arrived back here - I saw a pair soaring around a favourite spot for them to glide just yesterday.

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    1. Thank you RedPat , I appreciate the comment and link!
      I think the vultures stay here year round.
      Take care, have a great day!

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  35. Lovely variety of critters. We have a new bird to add to our life list this week.

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    1. Thank you Linda , I appreciate the comment and link!
      I am sorry I could not leave a comment on your critter post.
      Take care, have a great day!

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  36. Awesome collections of pics.
    Happy Weekend

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    1. Thank you so much, I appreciate the comment and link!
      Take care, have a great day!

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  37. Hello Eileen
    Many thanks for sharing your sightings.
    I especially enjoyed seeing the Bald Eagle and all those herons around the nest.

    Wishing you a happy weekend.

    All the best Jan

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    1. Thank you Jan, I appreciate the comment and link!
      It is great seeing the Eagle and Herons doing so well in this area.
      Take care, have a great day!

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  38. I counted 9 eagles.
    Seeing all those herons in one place is pretty amazing.

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    1. Thank you Karen, I appreciate the comment and visit!
      Take care, have a great day!

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  39. Lots of herons, and bald eagles. Those black vultures are strange. We have lots of turkey vultures here.
    Thank you for posting.

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    1. Thank you Yogi , I appreciate the comment and link!
      The vultures do have a strange look.
      Take care, have a great day!

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  40. So many eagles and herons! Marvelous!

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      Take care, have a great day!

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  41. Hello Eileen,
    Nice pictures. Great to see all these birds in their own habitat.
    And so fantastic to see so many Eagles and Vultures. They are so special.
    Wonderful.

    Many greetings,
    Marco

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    1. Thank you Marco, I appreciate the comment and your visit!
      A good habitat is important for the birds.
      Take care, have a great day!

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  42. Great photos as usual! I feel bad for the Vultures who eat the rubber off the car windows. Are they mistaking it for something else? Wonder why they do that...I saw cows eating plastic grocery bags in India, which made me very, very sad. Thanks for hosting. Have a Happy WE!

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    1. Thank you so much, I appreciate the comment and link!
      It is said that the vultures are attracted to the smell in the rubber, they do no swallow it they spit it back out.
      Take care, have a great day!

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  43. I don`t know why I couldn`t link my post. I try it again later...
    https://happy-hour-with-picts.blogspot.com/2024/04/mosaicmonday-no-80.html

    Thank you, dear Eileen for your nice comment and thank you too forthis lovely post again.
    Have a wonderful week, greetings by Heidrun

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    1. Thank you Heidrun, I appreciate the comment and link!
      Sorry you had trouble.
      Take care, have a great day!

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  44. Good pictures of the vultures, eagles and heron.

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    1. Thank you Linda , I appreciate the comment and your visit!
      Take care, have a great day!

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  45. I got a count of 9 eagles...how many are there? I would love to have seen all those Blue Herons. And the eagles and Black Vultures. We don't see many Black Vultures here, but do see a few.

    Oh, I almost forgot, I love the photo above....it is so beautiful!

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    1. Thank you Rose, I appreciate the comment and visit!
      I love all seeing all the birds.
      Take care, have a great day!

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  46. Un placer para mí pasear contigo. Besos.

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    1. Thank you Teresa, I appreciate the comment and your visit!
      Take care, have a great day!

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  47. Eight bald eagles in that tree, just seeing one would make my day. What an incredible area for bird watching. I loved seeing all these photos Eileen. Have a great week!
    Wren x

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    1. Thank you Wren, I appreciate the comment and visit!
      Take care, have a great day!

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  48. So much joy is really recognisable in all the pictures.

    Thank you for sharing with MosaicMonday
    Have a pleasant week. Many greetings from Heidrun

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    1. Thank you Heidrun, I appreciate the comment for hosting Mosaic Monday!
      Take care, have a great day!

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