Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Bald Eagle Over Magnolia Bluff

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While out walking on the north side of the Magnolia neighborhood at sunset I saw a pair of eagles circling overhead. This one with a full white head, the other all brown mottled, which I think was a youngster. Kind of thrilling for me. I'd only seen wild bald eagles from the vantage point of a boat before, standing on beaches in the San Jaun Islands close to their nests or diving into the waves to catch some dinner. To see them soaring high on the evening wind was exciting.


Abraham Lincoln said...

Wow. I can see Coopers Hawks and Turkey Vultures and Crows and never a Bald Eagle. How lucky.

J. David Zacko-Smith said...

I recently had a beautiful bald eagle nesting in a tree right near my house in Madison Valley - he/she kept killing all the neighborhood possums. What a sight to see!


Kim said...

Abraham, The richness of the wildlife and birds around here is amazing!

J.David, Wow! You lucky! To me all raptors are so interesting to watch, but these eagles are just so gynormous. I've seen them fish and I've seen hawks go for rodents, but a possum! Ew! Not sure I'd want to see (or clean up after) that.

kevbosnafu said...

Great shot! We supposedly have a bald eagle near us in Lakeville, Mass. but I've never seen it.

One day....