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Wednesday, January 20, 2010

The Eagles Land Again



Boy, one squished possum sure can make for an exciting day of bird-watching! This morning there was some fresh roadkill right at the end of our driveway. Lancelot, our big dumb collie-dog, went right out onto the highway to check it out, so Homero used the toe of his boot to move it onto the lawn.


A few hours later, when I went out to let the goats out for a while, I heard an eerie sound halfway between a screech and the chirp of the world's largest canary. Looking up, I saw no fewer than three bald eagles - two adults and a juvenile - perched in the tall trees along the western fence line.

Over the next half hour, I watched them swooping down to the ground and lifting off again, circling and apparently fighting in the air. They moved from tree to tree to telephone pole, generally looking regal and photogenic.

It must be getting on towards nesting season, no? I always hope that a pair will choose to nest near enough for me to watch them. The very first year we were here, a couple raised a chick somewhere close by, and taught him or her to fly in the neighbor's big field, but we never did see the nest. I'll keep my eyes open this year!


7 comments:

AnyEdge said...

The nest should still be there. Baldys add to it each year.

Susie said...

Beautiful photos. We see them upstate occasionally also and they're just magnificent.

Aimee said...

Susie - the up of what state?

CE Webster said...

Beautiful bird. I hope they do nest nearby then you can keep us up to date.

Susie said...

New York State. There are birds all over the Catskill region where we go in the summer. Jefferesonville, Glen Spey, Livingston Manor.

Walter Jeffries said...

Wow, that is a gorgeous photo of the eagle landing! I have very rarely seen them in the distance around here. Nothing like that though.

Madhu | INDImag.com said...

Beautiful photo ! What a magnificent bird..