When she stepped out into the yard, he turned his back on her....
And, as she got a little closer, he turned and looked over his shoulder at her....
But when the Princess came tromping along to investigate what had caught the Bag Lady's attention, her guest took off. She had her camera at maximum telephoto, which still wasn't great, so in case you can't tell, he was a bald eagle. We see them quite often here in the winter, and this is the second time in recent years that one has perched in the trees behind the Bag Lady's house.
She spots them most often on the side of the road, feasting on some poor deer or moose that has been struck on the highway. One can always tell when there is a carcass somewhere because of the ravens and the eagles.
Wow that's really amazing!
They are really beautiful creatures! Just wish I had a better camera.
That is so cool. You are very fortunate to have a Bald Eagle visit.
I thought so, too. It's a darned good thing the Cowboy happened to look out the window when he did, or I wouldn't have noticed.
That's an incredible bird. What great luck.. I'm glad you captured those shots.
I just wish I had been able to get better close-ups. He sat there quite awhile, but those trees are really tall, and I couldn't get any closer. He was quite disturbed as soon as I stepped around the house, and as I got closer, he almost took off a couple times. I tried to take a photo when he was in flight, but all I got was sky...
Wow! Great pics....guess my pictures of our squirrel in the "wild" probably are not that exciting.
Missicat - is it a black squirrel? 'Cause we don't have black squirrels here, so it would be exciting to me!
Actually I have seen black squirrels...especially at the National Zoo, for some reason there are a lot there. Seems to me there is a story behind the black squirrels in the D.C. area - will have to look it up.
Here's the black squirrel link:
Thanks, missicat - will check into it.
Oh WOW! Sis that is great that they come and visit you. I know someone that would be extremely jealous of that, he is crazy for Eagles!
Time to upgrade your camera? Oh, I know, you could get one for the Cowboy for his birthday!
Reb - just need to train the eagles to land lower on the tree branches!!
What an honour that he choose your place to roost awhile. Hopefully, he will be back. Does he bother your chickens? (I can visualise you having hens but maybe you don't!) We have hawks here - very tame, I know, after an eagle - and they occasionally grab a hen.
I went to a wildlife refuge where they had trained (falconry)our native hawk and during the demostration the handler told a story about it trying to grab a tourist's toy poodle!
Dawn, as a matter of fact, I don't have chickens. We used to have roosters (they were given to us as a prank -- I kept telling everyone that no matter how hard I tried, I couldn't teach them to lay eggs!) but we finally took pity on them and gave them to a lady who had hens.
I do always keep an eye on my pets when I know there's an eagle around, although he was probably just resting on his way north.
I giggle that Im thinking about you this morning----and your oatmeal....and squirrel poop.
have a great day,
The Bag Lady wonders if you'll be giggling after you read what she posted today...
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