Eastern Neck NWR, Rock Hall, Maryland
Our Kent Island Photo Club took a trip to Eastern Neck National Wildlife Refuge in Rock Hall, Maryland, on February 8, 2015. It had been several years since I’d been there, and I had forgotten how unique and wonderful this refuge was. The refuge is a 2,285 acre island and part of the Chesapeake Marshlands NWR Complex. It is most popular for wintering Tundra Swans who travel 4,000 miles to be here.
After weeks of cold temps, that weekend actually warmed to the upper 40’s. The morning was cloudy, but by early afternoon, the sun was shining. When the club members decided to leave, I couldn’t help but stay, it was such a beautiful day.
Here’s my share of the some of the beauty I captured…..
I saw about a dozen or so Eagles, at times they were flying by before you knew it.
At one time, there were six in the sky above me. Of course, never all close enough to be in one shot.
That morning, our club had stopped to photograph a juvenile Eagle in a tree. When the group left, I retraced some of our previous stops and found the juvenile still perched as before. I hoofed it over a corn field to get a closer shot. That was when one of the adult Eagles flying overhead decided (s)he wanted that perch. 🙂
There were several small flocks of Canada Geese throughout the island.
There were also plenty of Great Blue Heron photo ops.
I even got lucky on a little bird!
And two final landscape views of Eastern Neck NWR’s beauty….
I hope you enjoyed; and if you don’t live too far, stop by yourself for a visit!