Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Fly Like an Eagle

The Bag Lady has been keeping herself busy of late. If watching hours of television counts as busy. Ahem.

She did leave the ranch the other day and when she reached the highway, she saw this incredible sight.....
Not one but two bald eagles, sitting side by side in the trees on the edge of the highway. Fortunately, there was no other traffic, so the Bag Lady was able to scramble around in her briefcase and find her camera. Just as she snapped the picture, one of the eagles decided not to hang around for the photo op., but the Bag Lady caught him anyway. If you click on the photo and enlarge it, you can see that the other eagle is watching his buddy depart. He was perhaps a little more confident that the Bag Lady wasn't a threat because he stayed where he was long enough for another photo. Sadly, it turned out to be quite blurry, but the Bag Lady was happy to have taken the first picture.

14 comments:

Reb said...

Lucky you! Good shot, you will have to start looking for them daily for awhile. Maybe walk out to the hwy twice a day :)

the Bag Lady said...

Hahahahahaha - funny!
There was a dead animal in the ditch, so as soon as it's picked clean, they will move on. (They are scavengers, you know.)

Hilary said...

They're amazing birds and you were fortunate to have spotted these two. 'Tis a gift. :)

the Bag Lady said...

Hilary - you're right! It was a gift to see two of them.

messymimi said...

Very well caught!

the Bag Lady said...

messymimi - thanks! I was very excited to see two of them!

solarity said...

What good timing on your part, and what exciting guests to have. (I had to enlarge the picture to see the second one--I thought he was a transformer on a pole.)

Mary Anne in Kentucky

the Bag Lady said...

Mary Anne - I was pleased to catch both of them in the shot, even if one of them looks like a transformer! :)

kcinnova said...

What luck!

~Karen at http://spokalulu.wordpress.com

the Bag Lady said...

Some days are like that, Karen!! :)

Joanna Jenkins said...

Two for the price of one :-)

Bald eagles sighting are rare in my life but the few times I've seen them they were absolutely stunning. Thanks for the reminder.

Gena said...

That is so cool! I've only ever seen them at a zoo!

Crabby McSlacker said...

No bald eagles on my way to work, alas. Well, I guess it would have been surprising if one had shown up between the bedroom and the office.

Good catch!

CherylK said...

Very cool! I'll bet that made your day! It would have mine, that's for sure! Keep your eyes open and your camera at the ready, girl...they might be around for awhile.