Sunday, February 3, 2013

From the strip pits

We were driving through the strip pits...at the end of Jan.  We saw this 'thing' on the power line from a distance.  When we got close we could see that it was a dead bird. 
This second picture is cropped...it is not very good...but you can for sure tell it is a bird...I have heard of birds and squirrels getting electrocuted...but not in a place like this.  It was always a case of touching the power line and the pole. 

It was out in the middle of now where...on the power lines seen here...not even near anything as you can see.  So it is a mystery.

As we were about to leave the strip pits I happened to spot the fellow below...
It is not that great...it is a cropped photo.  I think it is just turning into an adult.  I can still see bits of white on it and I felt I could see bits of brown in the tail feathers for sure.

We are watching the Super Bowl...had not even been excited about it but it is areally good game.  So I am getting back to it. 



11 comments:

Judy said...

I only saw that once and it was an owl hat had gotten electrocuted on a wire. It was so sad to see.

Lois Evensen said...

Good images. Sad the bird had to die.

We switched the channel from the Super Bowl.

Carletta said...

Maybe the bird had been injured somehow.
What a gorgeous sky shot! The reflection really adds to this shot.

Ginny said...

Such a mystery! I have never seen such a thing!!!

Sandra said...

we had an Eagle die like this here, they showed it in the news paper and on TV..

Mary said...

Love the sunset and eagle shots!

don said...

Very interesting about the dead bird. I haven't personally come across such an example.

Marie said...

Perhaps someone shot the bird and it fell into the wires. As you said, they don't usually get electrocuted by just touching one wire by itself. It takes two connect points. Sad sad photos!

Linda Gross said...

Poor bird :-(

The sunset picture is nice looking.

Good capture of the eagle. We had an Eagle Watch here on Saturday. It is an annual event. Eagles are seen and not from too far of a distance. One year I will have to attend the watch. It is always so cold though!

Montanagirl said...

I have read that "Shrikes" will kill a bird and hand it on a wire or barbed wire fence to feed on later. We watched the game too. It was a good one!

EG CameraGirl said...

I have never seen a dead bird on a power wire before!

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