December 9, 2017

Day 343

Day 343

Sorry, but not sorry, you are getting another Bald Eagle photo.

When I was young, Bald Eagles were headed the way of the Dodo Bird and the Tasmanian Tiger.  I NEVER saw them anywhere other than in a zoo. 

So, nowadays, I get a little gaga over the ability to see them a short distance from my home.

Majestic.

Fierce and beautiful. 

I could honestly watch them for hours.

"One can never consent to creep when one feels and impulse to soar."

-Helen Keller

December 8, 2017

Day 342

Day 342

Two days ago, as I pulled out of my driveway, I thought I saw a flash of white on a large bird disappearing into the trees by the river.

I drove into town today and as I crossed the bridge, I thought I saw a Turkey Vulture on the partially frozen river.  Disappointed it wasn't a Bald Eagle, I still whipped an U-turn, hit my hazard lights, grabbed my camera and fired off some shots.  Through the zoom lens I realized it was in fact a Baldy!

I loaded the images up to edit them, and imagine my surprise to realize that there were in fact TWO of them in the image!  Zooming in 400%, I can see the distant eagle is eating something... a hunk of meat with an exposed bone.  The front one stands guard.

Today was a fabulous day to be intentfully watchful, with a camera ready!

Dinner on the bone....

Dinner on the bone....