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Friday, November 20, 2015

Five Saturday Critters on Friday


 This horse is in a field we pass all the time on our rides.  There is no place at all to pull over for a picture - just a very deep ditch for water runoff and almost always there are cars behind us.  Today there were no cars in sight so I got to stop.    She even looked up at me - which is unusual - almost always I get photos of horses eating - and eating - and eating.
 This pretty mule is in the same field.
 Ooops - this is not a horse - it is a young Golden Eagle.  One way to tell the difference between a young Bald Eagle (which doesn't get it's white head and tail for several years) and a Golden Eagle is the Golden Eagle has a blue beak.  They feed on small mammals and so are often seen on the ground instead of in trees like Bald Eagles

And eating!


20 comments:

Margaret Adamson said...

Love all the horses and that Eagle is fabulous. Have a lovely weekend

Small City Scenes said...

Nice shot of the young Golden. And Of course I love horses.
MB

Powell River Books said...

Interesting colouration, two horses with bald faces. Wonder if they are related. - Margy

Sara - My Woodland Garden said...

Beautiful critters and very interesting photos. The young eagle looks so handsome. Have a lovely weekend!

mamasmercantile said...

You captured an amazing photo of the eagle, stunning!

eileeninmd said...

Hello, the horses and the mule are beautiful. The horses are just hungry. I just love the Golden Eagle. Very cool sighting. Great photos! Thank you so much for linking up and sharing your post. Have a happy weekend!

EG CameraGirl said...

I know what you mean about horses rarely raising their heads because they are eating. ;))

Jeanne said...

They have a good life. Nice pictures. I do like the one of the Golden Eagle alot.

Susie said...

I love to see horses. Not many around my area. I liked that you explained about the baby eagle. Blessings, xoxo,Susie

J said...

Glad you had a chance to stop and get the pictures! I like having my husband drive. I get to gawk at things closely instead of whipping by alone and risking an accident if I stare at something interesting!

Kay said...

I hate those spots that are full of pictures and nowhere to stop! Glad you had time for these. They're nice. That white faced horse in the last shot is really interesting. And I didn't know about the golden eagle's blue beak. Good information! Thanks.

Rose said...

This is a nice group of Five...really like that eagle!

Amy at love made my home said...

You always take great animal photos! Thank you for joining Five On Friday. I hope that you are having a great weekend! xx

Thammie TheDollMaker said...

Hi JoAnn! Thanks for the photos and thanks for helping me understand the difference between a young Golden eagle and a young Bold eagle.
I am glad you were able to stop and take these horses' photos. I can imagine the horse thinking:'This time all the conditions are here for this nice lady to take my photo. I better look up and nice. I will eat later.'

Take care!

Arlette

Julie Fukuda said...

You got a lot out of that stop so it was worth waiting for.

Mrs Tiggywinkle said...

I love horses but that eagle is something else! Hope you are having a good weekend. x

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Great info and shot of the little Golden Eagle. I hope I can use it someday! I like the horses, too.
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Marie C said...

Some fabulous critters! Love the golden eagle and the mule!

Cath said...

perhaps that horse was just surprised that someone stopped to say hello! I love horses, donkeys, mules...etc...so thanks for sharing your critters.

Carla said...

I'm like everyone else I like horses and mules. Looks like these guys had there winter coats on or am I seeing things.
Thanks for sharing the info about the eagles.