Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Not so great image and video...

As usual we were headed to McDonald's this morn...a lot of morns we choose to go to one in a neighboring town...for a couple of reasons.  They remodeled ours and we neither one really like how it is now.  Not enough booths, and there is no color...everything is gray and black, except for a few light shades that are red.

But that is not the point of the story.  We always like to go to the neighboring town and watch for hawks on the way, and we occasionally go through the end of the strip pit area.  As we were about to pass the road into that area, I noticed all the geese in the area and quickly turned down the road.  And soon as I did, down the road I saw two Bald Eagles fly across the road  at a very low altitude.

So I spead down the way as fast as I could to get across from the snow geese and to look for the eagles.  I did spot one of the eagles all the way across the field in a tree beside the big strip pit.


When my camera is as zoomed in as close as it will go, I never get good quality photos, but at least you can see him.  When looking without zoom, unless you are really looking you would never have seen it.  That is how far away he was.  I could just see little white dot...I had to get the binoculars out to really see. Then try to find him with my little P&S.

All told today, we saw at least 6 eagles, and two more, but I really think one was one of the first two we seen cause I had focused on the one and did not see where the other went.  And then another one was where we later seen two more...so am assuming it stayed there a while.

Below is a short clip of the snow geese...I recommend turning your sound down  or off...the wind was horrible.



I could not hold the camera steady ....partly the wind.  Partly just me I guess.

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I do have my tree up, and the lights on but that is as far as I have got.  I am thinking we will decorate it tonight...

It is a pathetic tree...I bought it new last year, because it does not take up much room.  But you can see right through it.  But I am living with it again this year.  I hope I remember how much I hate it and next year soon as the trees come out, I want to go look for a new one.

13 comments:

Ginny Hartzler said...

Even though the tree is thin, I bet you will make it look much fuller once it is decorated. A Bald Eagle!! I have never seen one in the wild.

Cheryl Kimbley said...

I can't even imagine just driving around and seeing eagles. That is just too cool.
Maybe hit the after Christmas sales and get a tree for huge discount. I bet it will be pretty once decorated.

Marie Smith said...

We will have the grandkids help us put up and decorate the tree next week.

That bird video is great. You were lucky to see them.

Granny Marigold said...

I can see the Eagle clearly in your picture. I can't imagine seeing a huge flock of Snow Geese. We rarely see any around here.
My girlfriend was complaining that her old tree ( I;m sure she's had it for 30 years) was too sparse but now that she has it all decorated it looks fine and she wonders why she thought it was so awful. I hope you also find that once it's decorated your tree will look lovely.

Judy said...

I can see the eagle just fine, and I can't recall ever seeing that many snow geese at one time, awesome! We get them around the beginning of November and only just hear them and definitely not that many :) They seem to have a different sound than the Canada Geese.

Ruth Hiebert said...

I like the video. It shows in part, how many geese are there.

Hill Top Post said...

That's a large flock! They are beautiful! We see a few bald eagles here during winter. I am always on the lookout for them and the Red-tailed Hawks.

At Home In New Zealand said...

What a thrill to see the eagles, they are such a majestic bird. The snow geese were quite a sight whirling around like that, awesome.

Nancy Chan said...

That is a big flock of geese. I won't be putting up Christmas tree this year. First, I am lazy and my boys will not be back for Christmas. Keeping their leave for the New Year.

eileeninmd said...

Hello,

Great sighting of the eagle and the snow geese. I am not putting up a tree this year, we will not be home. Have a great day!

crafty cat corner said...

I'm glad to read that someone else loves McDonalds. It is my favourite meal above all else but I'm afraid to mention it to some people as they think of it as junk food.
Briony
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happyone said...

That's a lot of snow geese!!!
I still haven't done any decorating for Christmas yet!

LC said...

Thanks for sharing your memory challenges about your tree. I have Christmas memory challenges, too, and knowing I'm not the only one encouraged me and gave me a good laugh.