Sunday, January 10, 2016

Photo overload....

When we took our detour on Friday, we went to the tailwaters of the lake...to look for an eagle.  We didn't see one...Roger asked which way did I want to proceed to Mansfield.  The backway of course.  I was hoping to see an eagle, but didn't hold much hope on that dreary day.
We didn't go too far till 'there's one!'  He flew through the few trees and lit...and I was out of car too quick to talk about.
He was a good distance away....these are cropped.  I know not the greatest, still I was pleased with them for the day it was and the distance he was.
Such a big boy...I don't know why, if I see a juvenile, I always call it a boy.
As we were leaving Roger wandered where the parents were.  I think we have only seen a juvenile once or twice without a parent somewhere near.  So we kept watching...
We were getting down close to Bridgeton and there this one came...honestly I couldn't tell if it was an adult or juvenile through my camera...
It is at least getting the white head...but through Roger's spotting scope we could tell that it is still a juvenile...I think a 4 year old.

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Just for fun, here's a little video.





11 comments:

Nancy Chan said...

That was a handsome juvenile and you know the age of the juvenile just by looking at it. You are fantastic! Ha ha and that is a funny video!

Carol- Beads and Birds said...

Cool!! We have begun to have Eagles in our area just in the last few years. I have seen an adult a few times, but not so I could get a pic. This fall there was a HUGE bird flying over and around our house. I had never seen one like it before. I couldn't find it in books or on line, but now I realize it was a young eagle. We live in an area near St. Joseph river with a bay at the end of our road 3 blocks away. We have been suspecting there was a nesting area somewhere near as we live a couple of blocks from a county park which is really meant to preserve miles of wooded area along a creek that feeds into the bay and the bay area.

I have been having almost daily visits to our feeders from a young Red Tailed Hawk.

What is it about these predators that makes them so exciting to see!!

Francisco Manuel Carrajola Oliveira said...

Excelente trabalho e belas fotografias.
Um abraço e boa semana.

Linda Kay said...

Funny video, and congrats on your perseverance on getting a photo of the eagle.

Sandra said...

thanks for the laughter, the way that dad laughed would have made me laugh even if i did not know why he was laughing. it is a trick the way they did it. beautiful eagles

EG CameraGirl said...

Amazing that you went out to see an eagle and actually saw a couple! I have to be lucky to see an eagle here.;)

Susan said...

He is so big and beautiful Rose!

barbara woods said...

I am sitting here watching the berry college eagle cam. Then I see this on 6 blog

Small City Scenes said...

So glad you got some pics of Eagles. It is always exciting to find them.
Such a funny video!
MB

Betsy Adams said...

NEAT NEAT NEAT... I still have not seen an eagle. As much as we are out-and-about, I always miss them... I love to watch/see them on my computer/TV.... MAYBE one day I will see one.

Great pic's.
Hugs,
Betsy

genie said...

Gal...I could have watched that video 20 times and never tire of it. How in the world did you find it? Can’t wait to share it with Buddy. I am sosso envious of your eagle photos. Who cares if they aren’t perfect...they are what they are and you SAW it. I am go proud of you for being so quick on the getting out of the car and hitting the shutter button over and over again. Kudos to you. Still in my PJ’s! Called me to sub and I clicked NO. Feel too good to go anywhere :-)

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