Today, when driving on a back road near Acme, WA (yes they do have a Roadrunner on the front of the General Store there) I heard an eagle call. Looking around I saw some Golden Eagles and Bald Eagles on the trees in the distance. Thanks to my great zoom lens I got a fantastic shot as a Bald Eagle took off. The Golden Eagles were just a little too far for great shots - but I got some.
First we saw some Pussy Willows by the road - can't resist the first ones of the spring. . . .
If you click to enlarge the photo you will see a Golden Eagle in the upper part of the photo, and a Bald Eagle in the lower.
The Golden Eagle on the upper branch. . .
The Golden Eagle had some troubles trying to balance on the slim branch, the wind was blowing fiercely. When I rolled the car window down to take photos the sound of the wind was almost deafening.
This is the Bald Eagle on the lower branch. . .
And the shot of the day - another Bald Eagle - taking off from a tree. Click to see the detail of the wing.
It was a great photo day.