Tuesday, February 17, 2015

A bald eagle makes an appearance

Since our house is surrounded by trees and backs onto a State Park, we see lots of birds. This afternoon I happened to look up and noticed the white under tail of a very large bird that was coming into land on a tree.


I then noticed the white head and raced off to find the camera.

The Bald Eagle is the national bird and was endangered until the late 20th century.




It was having a good feed and dinner took about ten minutes to eat.


I had seen another bald eagle land in roughly the same position some years back but that was in summer when the leaves obscured the view. No problem today with a bright blue sky after the 4 inch snowfall the night before.




It eventually flew off. The wing span is quite large.

There is a colony of bald eagles near the Conowingo Dam and it is common to see photographers with huge telescopic lenses waiting for a glimpse. There is a small colony just to the north of our community and this bird probably belonged to that group. I just sat on the sofa.


It was not interested in a tasty squirrel attacking our bird feeder.

4 comments:

  1. How fantastic you can sit on your sofa and enjoy the goings on of the Bald Eagles and squirrels. Wonderful photos and gorgeous scenery around your home.

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  2. Great shots of those beautiful birds! We have several bald eagle nests on Jordan Lake. Watching them never grows old.

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