29 March 2014 – Eagle
When we came out here to look at the house for the very first time looking to purchase, before we even got to it, we saw a Bald Eagle sitting in the tree near the road. Now, I wasn’t a birder at the time, but I still had an appreciation for our feathered friends and both Tim and I were in the truck saying “how cool a neighbor would that be?” The Eagle pretty much had the house sold for us sight unseen.
Once we moved in, I started putting out feeders and then we started seeing birds that we never knew existed! That hooked me and I have made several attempts over this past year at getting great pictures of the eagles in that same area, all the while, drooling with envy over other people’s pictures they have been getting.
Patience is a virtue, and yesterday, after a so-so day birding, I was almost home when I spotted my chance. A young eagle had perched in a tree branch that hangs over the road! WOW! The beauty of living on a dirt road is that you can stop right in the middle of it and not really have to worry. So I did. I started by taking pics out my window…they are not known to stick around once they see you coming towards him. Once I figured he was there to stay, I got out and he let me do a photo shoot…my heart! I got great pics!
That’s not to say that the rest of my day was a complete wash out as far as pictures go….
Cameron is still sick, so we had to put his Birthday celebration off until next Saturday. Not sure what today will bring, but I’m ready to get out there and find out!
That’s it for today.
soldiermomma signing off