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Thursday, April 18, 2013

Look - an eagle!

We were down in the tulip fields, driving along looking for tulips, of course, and I spotted a Bald Eagle on the ground - in a puddle - in a  field.  U-Turn - stop the car - take the photos - because he might leave at any minute.




He kept looking about - not sure what he was looking for, he has no predators 




He had just taken a drink of the water - click to enlarge and see the water droplets by his beak

 I just kept taking pictures of him as long as he stood there




And then he took off - I was lucky to get this shot, he left so quickly.












17 comments:

The Weaver of Grass said...

Beautiful photographs JoAnn - i have seen them in the US many times, but never on the ground. I think that when one is in a vehicle they don't associate it with humans.

Buttons said...

Magnificent photos of a magnificent bird. B

A Garden of Threads said...

Wow, awesome shots. Enjoy the day. Jen

Anki-itte said...

So nice pictures of an impressive bird.

Nancy Claeys said...

Fantastic captures of such a noble bird -- well done!!

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

Awesome pictures. I hope to get one of an eagle someday.

Kay said...

Beautiful shots! Lucky you! I saw one or two eagles in the valley, but they were all very high in the air, as they usually are when I see them.

Carletta said...

So ENVIOUS here! You were at the right place in time.
Awesome!

Crispy said...

Great shots Jo!! I always love seeing eagles. One time I was coming home on the train and we were along the Sound where LOTS of eagles hang out. The lady who was giving a lecture on flora and fawna (sp) yells out "Oh look and eagle is flying with us!!" Silly woman it was a Blue Heron LOL.

Crispy

eileeninmd said...

Great sighting of the eagle. They are awesome birds to see in the wild. Great series, have a happy weekend!

Karen Frost said...

Really wonderful shots, JoAnn! So nice to see him so close up! What an intense stare they have and that beak! I would not want to run into that! Amazing photos. xoxo

J said...

So majestic! I have never seen one outside of a zoo, sadly. Your pictures are real treasures!
Just finished reading about your first trip in an elevator...how sweet. I would have been as cautious as you were, too.
I am not surprised that you enjoy observing things and taking photos of them. Your childhood was a real wonderland of places and people to study!

Gunilla B├Ąck said...

Awesome shots of this handsome bird!

Debra @ Homespun said...

Wow. I think I would have had shivers up my spine!

And he was looking straight at you in one pic. Saying " you better get a clear shot! " :)

Laura said...

Great pictures! You are so lucky to been able to take this wonderful shots. I came from Our World Tuesday.
Have a nice weekend

'Tsuki said...

Amazing pictures ! It is quite rare to see a eagle taking a bath... :)

Rosemary Aubut said...

Great captures! Wow....