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Saturday, January 3, 2015

New Year's Day Ride in the Country

Jan 1 - a ride in the country and some birds.  It is the time of the year when the eagles gather to feast on the spawning fish - soon they begin to pair up for nesting.
 There are 6 eagles in this tree near Edison, WA - always a great place to find eagles



 Just below the tree were hundreds of ducks in a seasonal pond 

 On the opposite side of the tree was a young bald eagle.  They don't get full white feathers until about their third year
 And in the same tree - the eagle's nest
 On a certain corner on a certain road we always find this heron

And then there was this "critter".  He made us laugh.

Photos are taken with a Nikon CoolPix P600 - no editing was done - just a little cropping.  Photos are straight out of the camera.

18 comments:

eileeninmd said...

Great captures of the eagles. It is cool seeing so many eagles together.. The last critter is cute too. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post..Have a happy weekend!

Gunilla Bäck said...

How wonderful to see the eagles. I've never seen an eagle in the wild. Have a great weekend.

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Awww... such a sweet and happy snowman! :-)

xo

Sheila

The Weaver of Grass said...

We have seen many bald eagles on our travels around the US over the years. It is always a thrill to see them as we don't have them over here. Love the heron too - we do have the grey heron here and have two on our beck.

TexWisGirl said...

awesome eagle sightings! love the herons, too. and 'marshmallow' snowman is very cute. :)

Maureen @ Josephina Ballerina said...

Hi Jo!
Seems all the best photos are taken with CoolPixes! Am a big fan of the non-edited photo.
:) m & jb

Marigene said...

That must be quite a feeling to view so many eagles at a time! We are lucky if we see one every
5-6 years near the power plant in the adjoining county.
Love the "marshmallow" snowman!

Margaret Adamson said...

Fantastic Eagle shots and so many. Have a wonderful weekend.

Powell River Books said...

Cute snowman, but I sure would hate to have to buck that bail of hay. - Margy

W. Latane Barton said...

I love how entertaining your blog posts always are. And, to get those wonderful shots of the Eagle. Wow. I'm impressed. Since you are a writer, I thought I'd mention that Marie (from A Colorful World) and I are starting a book club blog. Sure hope you will check out my Living Life on Main Street or Marie's blog and join in our fun. Have a great weekend.

Mike said...

Wonderful! I'm so happy the eagles are back! They showed up here a few weeks ago but I have not been out to photograph them. Lovely photos.

Iowa Voice

Anni said...

I am in awe!!! Wow. such majestic beauty.

And your header collage is super.

Thanks for sharing your link today at I'd Rather B Birdin'

Stephanie said...

Great shots of the Eagles!

Saun said...

Wow ! Great captures of the Eagles

Kay said...

I remember this tree from last year! Great shots!
Not sure I'd be a happy duck hanging out underneath that tree.
And I envy those heron shots!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

How amazing to be able to get photos of that many eagles! Love the snowman critter, too. I posted one of those today! haha! Sweet hugs, Diane

J said...

Beautiful eagle shots. I'm glad they became the national symbol instead of the turkey that Ben Franklin advocated for! So majestic - just like our "amber waves of grain."
I'm glad others pointed out that the "critter" is made from hay bales. This city girl couldn't imagine what was underneath his snowman "costume!"

Marie said...

Fantastic photos of the eagles! And your heron! Beautiful pictures, as always. I see where Mom invited you to our new Book Club. Please join us! Have a great day!