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Thursday, January 30, 2014

And Eagles

The last of our drive last weekend - and it is almost the weekend again.
At the top of the far tree - an eagle sits

Looking for lunch?

Not far down the road - another eagle - a little to the left of the top of the tree

Look closely - in the top of the tallest tree in the distance - two Bald Eagles

In the dozens of times we've visited Bay View Interpretive Center we've never seen an eagle in the surrounding trees.  Until this past weekend - right there on a branch, overlooking Padilla Bay.  There were ducks in the bay, making good hunting for the eagle.
And then, up in the trees, another set of two Bald Eagles
A mature Bald  Eagle in the tree 
And an immature Bald Eagle, the head and tail feathers have not come in completely white yet - it takes 3-5 years to develop the entirely white head and tail.
Then, right next to the road (not at Bay View any more) -another Bald Eagle - it was an eagle sort of day!

Out near LaConner we saw Snow Geese landing in a distant field. At first we didn't see them, but heard them. 
Coming in to land by the hundreds 
I captured this group with the sun reflecting off their wings as they flew right over us.

We had made a circuit of this part of the Skagit Valley on a sunny day, a perfect ride for finding eagles.


Kay said...

Exciting shots, JoAnn! I've not seen good shots of immature eagles - not seen the mixed head feathers like that. And the snow geese! Those numbers are truly stunning! What a great drive you had!

Norma Ruttan said...

wow, really great, detailed photos of grand birds!

Beatrice Euphemie said...

Gorgeous shots! Such beautiful birds. The blue skies are gorgeous, too....a distant memory today! xo

Fundy Blue said...

What beautiful shots of a magnificent bird, JoAnn! Thanks for sharing these photos!

greenthumb said...

Such lovely photos, you must live in a wonderful part of the world.

Lorrie said...

Really great eagle shots. We saw a couple of them in a tree today as we drove through the Fraser Valley.
The snow geese are so beautiful. I love seeing them rise up from a field.