Monday, February 27, 2012

Any day is a good day....

Roger and I have a little saying when we go out for a drive...we say that any day we see an eagle is a good day. In fact, the thrill of it lasts long afterwards. We bore everyone telling about it.

Anyway, all of the following are cropped portions of photos...and in the first three, the eagle(s) are quite quite far away. Anyway, I suggest you use the right click and open in a new tab, at least for 4th shot. It is really a great capture....

I headed out for a drive this afternoon, with the intentions of just passing through the strip pits, but only just passing through. I had almost passed through when up ahead I noticed a couple of birds...one I was sure was a Northern Harrier. But look what else was there. This was from quite a distance...I wasn't sure it was an eagle till I extended my lens.

He was really moving...in both the above photos...not just gliding but wings flapping like he had some place to go...

He went a ways and then turned back towards me and I thought oh, boy, he is coming back to me but only came so far and turned around and continued on. Look closely at the photo above...you might even want to enlarge it to see better. What is funny, I did not see the eagle on top of the power line pole till I downloaded the photos...total surprise here. And thrilled!

This fellow above and below is the first one I actually saw and was in the vacinity of the two adults....it is a juvenile bald eagle, at least I am pretty sure. When it first took off, its tail feathers looked like they were trying to start to turn white... And the photo above is the one I want you to right click on and then click open in new tab or new window...

I was actually willing to trespass to get closer to it, but it took flight before I could even stepped off the road....

The above was not near all I saw but it was the most thrilling...I think....yeah, it was. But saw lots more which I will show another day. Just had to focus on the eagles today.

13 comments:

Cheryl @ The Farmer's Daughter said...

How exciting to see a Bald Eagle! Wonderful photos, Rose!! The one of the Eagle sitting on top of the utility pole is neat. They are such majestic birds. Great job capturing these!!

Ginny said...

Wow, amazing pictures, a rare sight!

Judy said...

Jim and I always get excited when we spy and eagle. I took a drive by shot the other day, I wish I had on my zoom lens tho. Great shots!

MyNorth said...

Well that was exciting indeed!
Eagles are slowly making a comeback in our area so if a person see's one, well, it's simply a red letter day!
You are lucky to see them so often.
Thanks for sharing.

Sandra said...

i did open the last one and he is gripped onto that limb like really hard. amazing birds

don said...

A beautiful series. I did enlarge the fourth and that one is simply gorgeous...it needs printing and hanging on your wall. On the last one you got close enough for good shot before he departed. Nice post!

EG Wow said...

I have yet to see an eagle. Well, maybe I have seen one but didn't know it. :)

Ellie said...

Wow, how exciting to see this. What a wonderful sight - thanks for sharing it with us.

George said...

I can understand why the two of you get excited when you see an eagle. I got excited just looking at your pictures.

Marie said...

Wonderful pictures! Wow, the one of the two eagles together is really great! I love the closeup of the juvenile, too!

Montanagirl said...

Great find! We saw dozens of Bald Eagles today over at Ft. Peck. I'll post some of the photos soon.

Caron said...

I just realized that we usually take a trip every February to a place that has a lot of bald eagles and we didn't go this year. I think the brown ones are really pretty. I've been reading in my reader, Rose. Sorry I haven't come by to comment. I read them all.

Mary said...

Wonderful! Great time for eagles. I need to go hunting for ours again over in Henderson.

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