Thursday, March 20, 2008

Things that splash and things that fly

I just got back from spending time with my friend Julia out east. Lots of time by the ocean.

After the ocean, we traveled to the Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge in southern Maryland. They have Bald Eagles and even a so-called "Eagle Cam" so you can watch the Bald Eagle parents feed the two chicks. Sorry I don't have streaming video of that, but this link takes you to the Friends of the Blackwater Refuge site

Some of the wonderful flying and splashing birds we saw are shown below:

Northern Harrier Hawk

American Black Duck

Greater Yellowlegs

And my favorite, the Tundra Swan. Plus many many more!


Suzy said...

Beautiful. Some time when you're out there you should go out to Assateague Island National Seashore. It's amazing.

gartenfische said...

Sounds like a wonderful trip. I would love to spend some time at the ocean. And the wildlife refuge sounds awesome.