Saturday, November 18, 2017

Saturday's Critters #205

Welcome to Saturday's Critters!

If you love critters 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!

For my critter post I am sharing mostly bird photos from our visit to the Susquehanna River and Conowingo Dam. This time of the year you can usually see  a hundred or more Bald Eagles. We went a little early and these are some of the birds and photos from our visit.

Double-crested Cormorants.


My mosaic, a foggy morning on the river trail, sunburst, Yellow-rumped Warbler, Susquehanna River view, Great Blue Herons, Juvenile Bald Eagle, Double-crested Cormorants, Bald Eagle on tower, Peregrine Falcon on tower, another Bald Eagle also on the tower and gulls on the river rocks.


Various gulls.



Great Blue Heron


One of the many Great Blue Herons seen at the Susquehanna River. There is a  heron rookery on the other side of the river.


Top left is a juvenile Bald Eagle, top right an adult Bald Eagle. Bottom left another juvenile Bald Eagle and the bottom right is the Peregrine Falcon.


Two Bald Eagles by the dam.




I appreciate and thank everyone who links up their post and for all the wonderful comments! I hope you enjoy my post and photos too!






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Happy Saturday, enjoy your weekend!

68 comments:

A Colorful World said...

Great photos! Love the cormorants and eagles! Can't believe I'm the first to link in!

Joyful said...

I love your photos, especially the first one with the birds looking in opposite directions. Very cool. Enjoy your weekend Eileen.

NatureFootstep said...

great shots. I did see one Bald Eagle on my trip but on the other side of the river so no great shots there. To far away. I will eljoy yours instead :)

Marit Sønstebø said...

Hello,

Beautiful photos. The Great Blue Herons are so cute.

Happy Weekend!

Phil Slade said...

Good Morning Eileen. Thanks for the link-up this morning. I am so impressed with your raptor count. I can only dream of seeing one Bald Eagle, never mind a hundred.

Super shots of the Great Blue Heron. What a tremendous bill they have - it gives some idea of how big the heron really is.

Have a great weekend.

✿ chica said...

Chego aqui já com a certeza de encontrar belas fotos e nunca me engano...Adorei! beijos, lindo fim de semana,chica

Irma said...

Hello Eileen,
Beautiful series of photos of the different birds.
The collages are also beautiful.
Best regards, Irma

rupam sarma said...

Beautiful bird pis.
Have a nice weekend.

italiafinlandia said...

Hello Eileen,
I wish I can see an eagle someday; for the moment I am sharing...a cat.
Have a good weekend!

Tom said...

...so many feathered critters this week, thanks for hosting.

Stone Cottage Adventures said...

Oh, wow! I love all the eagle photos! -Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures

David Gascoigne said...

Bald Eagle is no longer a rarity in southern Ontario, but I have certainly never seen a hundred at one time. Must be a great spectacle.

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
A delight as always Eileen! Am a fan of 'various gulls'. Have to be, as I live where the variety reigns supreme! YAM xx

Christine said...

Hello Eileen! Such a super collection of shots! Lots of fine birds to watch along the river and dam!
Great photos of the Great Blue Heron and the bald eagles!
Thanks for hosting and enjoy the weekend!

Nick V. said...

Hello, Eileen, a marvellous selection of photos and mosaics in your post today!
Thanks for hosting, have a great week.

Sandi said...

Kinda sad to see the eagles sitting on a something manmade...doesn’t seem right!

Sussi said...

wonderful photos!

Nick Va said...

Love the shot of the cormorants, especially, Eileen!

Jeanie said...

We think we saw a cormorant on the lake this summer -- or Rick thinks so. I had no idea. These shots are beautiful.

carol l mckenna said...

Having trouble linking up

carol l mckenna said...

Eileen ~ last one should be okay ~ let me know ~ thanks,

A ShutterBug Explores

Francisco Manuel Carrajola Oliveira said...

Excelente e belo trabalho fotográfico.
Um bom fim-de-semana.

Andarilhar
Dedais de Francisco e Idalisa
Livros-Autografados

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

How exciting to see the eagles! And the mosaics are a great way to share lots of photos. Love them all my friend. Happy weekend! Hugs, Diane

Jo said...

Hello Eileen, I love your waterbirds and the comorants are my favorite Thanks for hosting this meme; I've link with Skabenga as my critter! Have a great day. Jo

Nancy Chan said...

So nice to be able to see all these birds. We only have lots of sparrows and other smaller birds in our area. Have a beautiful day!

Sandra said...

the eagles are discussing the fact they made it to the 50 yard line and maybe arguing over who got their first.

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

Love your feathered critters.

Lea said...

Wonderful bird photos!
The second Great Blue Heron photo is my favorite
Have a great week-end!

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

Amazing photos - the birds are fantastic - Bald Eagles and Herons are always a favorite. Love the mosaic! Happy weekend.

Ranten said...

Some of my favorite birds! Happy weekend to you!

Kenneth Cole Schneider said...

Oh the eagles are always so special! Loved the composition of the Great Blue Heron photos.

Debbie said...

they are all favorites...but to see the bald eagles, so exhilarating!!!

great captures of the herons and such a beautiful mosaics!!

have a wonderful weekend eileen, rain today but i think tomorrow is suppose to be nice!! many thanks for hosting!!!

Bob Bushell said...

Beautiful images Eileen. Have a brilliant weekend.

DIMI said...

Hello Eileen!!
Wonderful pictures of all those different birds!
Great captures of the Cormorants and the Eagles!
Thank you for sharing!
Have a happy weekend!
Dimi...

Florence said...

Good morning, Eileen. Beautiful birds, especially the eagles. Hope you have a wonderful weekend.

William Kendall said...

The eagles are quite a sight to see!

Suzanne Prickett said...

The Bald Eagles are an amazing bird, aren't they! Your mosaic is really great, love the foggy morning photo! Have a wonderful weekend, Eileen!

Crafty Green Poet said...

Great series of photos, specially the close up of the heron!

Karen said...

It thrills me to see a soaring eagle. I'm so glad that is our national emblem and not the turkey.

Betty Crow said...

An eagle! WOW! Getting a pic of one is on my bucket list! The Cormorants posed well. Nice variety of critters!

happyone said...

What a great collection of critter pictures. You always have such a wide variety of them.

carol l mckenna said...

Amazing bald eagle shot and shore birds and collage are lovely ~ Always wonderful photography ~

Happy Weekend to you,
A ShutterBug Explores
aka (A Creative Harbor)

ps. thanks for fixing link

Our photos said...

Wow, nice ! I love the cormorants !

RedPat said...

I'm amazed that you see so many bald eagles there, Eileen!

Carol Blackburn said...

"50 yds fr m ll" - love those gulls who seem to be looking at each other, thinking, what the heck does that mean???

Terri @ Coloring Outside the Lines said...

Eagles! Oh you are so lucky! Thanks for hosting!

Angie said...

Eileen - as you know, I wrote in my post this week about the recovery of bald eagles, so it was serendipity to see so many in your post. AWESOME! Thanks for hosting this wonderful linky.

diane b said...

You must have millions of photos of birds. Love the cormorants.

Minoru Saito said...

Hi! Your photos are very cool. Thanks for sharing.

Rose said...

What a great bunch of birds....I don't know why but cormorants fascinate me.

krishna said...

Very beautiful pictures!!!

The Furry Gnome said...

Don't know how you keep coming up with so many great bird pix!

The Yum List said...

Looks like those first two were posing for you. :-)

Dee said...

The heron hiding in the rocks is an amazing photo!

Linda said...

How exciting to see multiple bald eagles!

Liz Powley said...

Some gorgeous birds here. I particularly like the herons and the birds of prey. We see herons from time to time here. I distinctly remember seeing some down at the estuary of the Glenelg Rvier just over the state border one time. I didn't know what they were and had to look them up when I got home - Night Herons. Very similar to your great blue heron, but in shades of brown.

We have birds of prey and we often see them while driving, but rarely in photographable spots like this. Great photos :D The biggest we have is the wedged tale eagle and I've seen them once in my life circling high above. To see them like this is truly an honour.

Thanks for sharing your gorgeous photos :D

Best wishes,
Liz

Merlesworld said...

All birds I never see here except the sea gulls they are all around the world.
Merle..........

Lynne said...

Like seeing the juvenile and adult Bald Eagles . . .
Still waiting to happen upon seeing one in person!

Mia said...

Great photos, Eileen. I love cormorants and eagles! Kisses, my friend.

Jean @sonotorganized.com said...

Such wonderful eagle photos, really appreciated the ones of the juvenile eagles. Eagles usually arrive in our area (well, north of us) around December or January. I'm hoping to get to see them this year. Looks like you saw a lot of wonderful and interesting birds.

♥ Anni ♥ said...

I am finding I have no ambition today & I should be out birding. Instead I tought I'd go out in search of those fine feathered beauties with YOU! Thanks for letting me and all at I'd Rather B Birdin' tag along.

Missy George said...

Great shots of the Cormorants..love the juvie Bald Eagle..Hope you are having a wonderful weekend..

Mary Cromer said...

Love your post of all of the birds out over the sea...The Double Crested Cormorants and Bald Eagles are so wonderful...I love watching them and your images are all great. Just got word this morning that our Bald Eagles have settled in their newly formed nest...we shall see. Hoping that you and your family will enjoy a most beautiful Thanksgiving celebration~ Hugs!

ellen b. said...

Birds and water...a great combination. Wonderful photos, Eileen.

Stewart M said...

Nice cormorants - it must be World Cormorant Week!

Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

Prunella Pepperpot said...

Amazing to see the bald eagles!!
A beautiful collection of photos and collages.
Have a wonderful week :)

Klara S said...

Wonderful captures. Happy week.
Thank you for hosting.

Lowcarb team member said...

Hello Eileen
What a fabulous selection of photographs. I particularly like the Great Blue Herons ...

All the best Jan

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