Sunday, February 08, 2009

A New Adventure: Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge


Last winter I decided on making a trip to the Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge. BNWR is located on Maryland’s scenic eastern shore near the town of Cambridge..

Between the weekend weather and personal issues I was unable to find a suitable weekend date. As this winter approached I again began to think of Blackwater. With the mild weekend weather forecast Willard & I decided to make the trip today.

The alarm jangled raucously at 3am with my feet hitting the bedroom floor a moment later. By 3:30am,with Willard and our gear in the car I started the wheels rolling southeast. As we crossed the Chesapeake Bay Bridge at Annapolis Maryland I noticed the eastern sky beginning to brighten slightly.

Upon our arrival in the refuge we were greeted by this Bald Eagle bathed in the warm early morning light. What a way to begin the day! It was beginning to appear that the 200 mile morning drive was going to be worth the effort.

12 comments:

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

If that was the first photo,I can't wait to see what the rest look like.
Blessings,Ruth

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

I have to agree Coy, you could not have asked for a better start to your day. What a wonderful sight these eagles are. I look for to seeing the rest of the pictures you took.

Shellmo said...

Wonderful how he's turned towards you and I agree for a great start to the day!

Bradley Myers said...

Nice Salty, I am looking forward to seeing more of what you and Willard photographed there.

Chris said...

Yeh well, a terrific beginning!!! Everybody would have like to start like this!!! And yes we wonder what might be the rest of the day!!!
You got a wonderful pictures of this bald eagle, the pose and the light are wonderful...

photowannabe said...

Stunning beginning to your very early day. You were definitely rewarded for your effort.
Looking forward to seeing more.

Kerri said...

Fabulous start to the day! I'm going to have to research this place.....I have family not too far from Cambridge.

Kekiinani said...

Amazing. I have never seen an eagle in the wild.. (only at the zoo) :) :) That must be spectacular.. Great shot. Cant wait to see the rest. Aloha, Renee :)

fishing guy said...

Salty: Definetly one of my favorite birds to see.

Meggie said...

What a great photo to start the trip! Hope the rest of the trip was equally as good.

Chad Oneil Myers said...

Nice composition, Dad.

Leedra said...

Love this. I am still trying to capture one good photo of an eagle.

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