Friday, January 22, 2016

Eagle sightings, and more...

Yesterday I had to get my hair cut...got downtown, and was sitting at a stop sign just across the street from where I go, and there circling over the beauty shop was a juvenile bald eagle.  His head and tail not completely white.  No pictures for proof, though.

Today we had to go by Walmart for a few things, and after leaving there, I ask Roger to go to the strip pits.  First there was the flurry of wings over the big, big strip pit...
 If you click to expand the view, it won't help a lot but at least you will be able to see there are snow geese.
And for more proof, here you go:
 Again not great pics...they were probably 400 yds away.
While watching them, I spotted an eagle sitting in one of the trees on the far side.  I was looking through binoculars.  I could not get a shot of him.  We continue passing through, and ended up going on past the end of this big strip pit to check a field where we see deer on a regular basis, and have seen turkeys.  Neither of those were there, but look what flew from a tree:
 We actually seen two here...and I am not sure, but think this is all the second one.
 Neither one fooled around, they wanted away from the person with the camera.  So funny, sometimes some of them do not seem all that afraid.
 So, out there we seen at least two, maybe three eages.  We don't know if one of these might have been the one we seen sitting on the far bank of the strip pit as we went in.  So, we left the place, and I almost put up my camera thinking we were done.  But got just a mile of so from Walmart, and saw this one!
A juvenile!  A big boy/girl for sure.  Poor thing...a lot of its tail feathers are missing.  Roger paused in the road for me to hurry and snag a shot...he was circling away from us and this was the best of the few that I got.

13 comments:

Sandra said...

that is one very large gaggle of geese... and woo hoo on the eagle sightings. i love the way their feet hang down when hunting. ready to grab and fly

CountryMum said...

Wow! That is a lot of geese. What a sight, and to also see eagles. You are very blessed.

Gill - That British Woman said...

that's so neat seeing all those birds at once.

Gayle atMuldoon said...

Just when you least expect it; there they are.

DeniseinVA said...

Great sightings, am loving these photos.

Henny Penny said...

That Eagle is so beautiful. Glad you finally got a good view of him and a picture. That is amazing!

Jacquelineand.... said...

I'm so glad the eagles have come so far from being on the endangered list; I was in my early 30's before first spotting one in the wild. Sat in my car and cried like a baby.

EG CameraGirl said...

It's tricky to get shots of flying birds,,,but for sure you saw eagles and snow geese!

Cheryl @ TFD said...

I love seeing bald eagles! I'm so happy they've made a comeback and now it's not so rare to see one. My daughter and I saw 3 circling around just the other day and I handed her my camera to try to get a picture. She did, but they didn't turn out very well. It's always a treat to see them. You got some great shots! Have a nice weekend!

Carol- Beads and Birds said...

How wonderful for you to get these shots! Those darned geese hang around a lot in our area leaving poop all over the place. Great pics!!

Linda Gross said...

I always feel my heart jump, when I see an eagle. You too?

genie said...

I think your pictures are great. I could never shoot anything like these. Thank goodness you have the strip pit there. They provide you with so many birds. Eloise LOVED the pictures. She and Gene face timed me last night up to their shenanigans as usual. They are such a pair. Glad you got to see the house and barn - it has weathered the years pretty well - in such “lovely” weather. It about killed me walking in that almost 2 feet of snow around the property...but I was determined to take those photos. Glad you liked them.

Small City Scenes said...

Cool pictures for sure. We haven't seen too many Snow Geese this year but a ton of Trumpeter swan. I like he Snow Geese. Nice shots of the Eagles.
MB

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