Monday, April 4, 2011

Bald Eagle

Saturday was near perfect!  Temps in the 80's and beautiful blue skies. 
I took time out from cleaning and soaked up some healing rays.  It was wonderful!

The best part of the day was when I witnessed this beautiful bald eagle landing for a brief visit!


He chose this particular rock for his landing!  If you double click or just look closely in upper right corner, there is a pair of wood ducks watching.


He sat, scoped out the area and then he was gone.


I hope he liked the scenery and returns soon. I am so happy I was in the right place at the right time, with camera, even though I was quiet a distance away.(hence the blurry photo) I zoomed as close as I possibly could.

I saw an eagle's nest while on vacation in Canada years ago, but this is my first time to see one fly and land (and it was on my pond, how cool is that)

Have a great day all......

20 comments:

Betsy said...

Wow...wow to the eagle and the weather!

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

I think that has to be a good omen, Nanny!! Oh, he is so very beautiful! I think you got wonderful photos! Glad you were able to soak up some healing rays! I so agree that it is healing (in spite of what the dermatologists say! lol). blessings ~ tanna

Jill from Killeny Glen said...

THIS IS AMAZING! I would just TRIP OUT if I was close enough to photograph an Eagle in the wild!! SO COOL!

Farmchick said...

That is way cool!!!

Deb said...

oh my gosh you lucky girl...love the photos...

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hi Nanny, We left Arkansas too soon, didn't we?????? Your weather Saturday looked incredible!!! Oh Well!!!! ha ha

You are so lucky to see the Eagle... I have never seen one in the wild like that... AWESOME..
Hugs,
Betsy

The Wife of a Dairyman said...

Oh my gosh! That is SO amazing!

Just a Girl said...

What beautiful pictures you've captured! :) I'm so jealous of your 80 degree day; we had a nice 65 degrees on Saturday, but it hasn't gotten above that yet, and probably won't until June. Aren't bald eagles so majestic? We have quite a few here in the NW, but they never cease to astound and amaze me.

Blessings,

~Just a Girl

T's Daily Treasures said...

Hello Nanny! Thanks for stopping by my corner of the world. It is 6 am and I am having my first cup of coffee while listening to thunder (we don't get that often). So far just a little splash of rain. Yikes, after all the dust, I'm thinking we'll just wind up with mud. :/

So, in a nutshell ... 19 years ago, I met my husband on a blind date in New Orleans. He is Palestinian and was actually born and raised in Kuwait but went to college in the States. He was in West Virginia but had come down to Louisiana to visit his college roommate. And, as they say, the rest is history. 2 years into our relationship, he asked me to come to Kuwait and I said no, no, no! Then we got married and here I am, 16 years later.

I was born in Mississippi and raised in Texas and Louisiana ... never in my wildest dreams did I ever even think I would be anywhere else in the world. And now I've been privileged to see so many other countries. That is definitely a blessing.

T's Daily Treasures said...

P.S. You are so fortunate to live in an area where wildlife abounds. I am a nature girl at heart so living in Kuwait is not always easy due to the harsh weather conditions and such. Thank goodness for my hobbies! And my friends. :) Best wishes, Tammy

Ocean Girl said...

Cool.

Solar Powered said...

I'm so glad that you have this blog so that I can experience something so cool from miles away! And yes, the sun will cure anything!!

EG Wow said...

I know the feeling of being in the right place at the right time! Your photos are such fun to see and I can hear your excitement in your words. :)

Gypsy Heart said...

Gorgeous photos! The area around you looks so peaceful and relaxing. Hope you're having a great week and not working too much! :-)

xoxo
Pat

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

It's still cold up here..and very damp...so I am jealous of your summery weather, Nanny! (whine whine)

Seeing an eagle must be such a thrill! It is so good that these birds are making a come back.

Amanda said...

Wow! WOW! What a spectacular sight!

Tricia said...

TOTALLY AWESOME! I'd lose my mind if I was able to see an Eagle, much less get pics of him/her!!! WoW!!! I love it!
My parents had an Eagle couple flying around the farm last year, but they haven't seen them since... they heard there was a community of them on a river near their farm, but I'm not sure where exactly... I waited at the farm on my days off just hoping they'd visit while I was there, but I never saw them... Mom said the wing span of the one was unreal! Maybe they'll be back this year

StitchinByTheLake said...

We've been able to see one fly over our lake a time or three and they are truly awesome! blessings, marlene

Laura Delegal - Leroy Photography said...

Bald eagles are on the comeback down here, but I haven't seen any. We have osprey in the area and I know Mississippi has seen some. I'll have to keep an eye out. Perfectly captured, for sure. Sounds like you did have a perfect day.

theUngourmet said...

How awesome! It's so rare to have a chance to snap a bald eagle photo. These are terrific!