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Saturday, March 2, 2013

Sunlit Sunday

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.


Love, Live and Garden! said...

Wow! So great you got to see them and capture them in photo!

Vores have said...

Great image series showing. Wish you a good Sunday :)

Unknown said...

Great pictures. Here from Sunlit Sunday.

DIMI said...

Amazing pictures!Great captures!The Golden Eagle is a beautiful bird!Thank you for sharing!Have a lovely Sunday!

Karen @ Beatrice Euphemie said...

I love these photos of these amazing birds! I can see them leaning into the wind and the difference between the Golden and the Bald Eagle. Love the detail of the wings, too! xx

Debra at HOMESPUN: said...

Great Captures! What a great post! :)

Clara said...

Beautiful images. You captured the magestic bird beautifully.

Snap said...

Oh my! WOWOW! Great shots of the birds. I love pussy willows! That was a wonderful drive.

My Little Home and Garden said...

That's amazing, three eagles in one photo! It was definitely worth stopping and taking some photographs.

I'm a fan of pussywillows, so I love your first picture. I can almost feel their softness.

Thanks for bringing both birds and plants to "Sunlit Sunday" this week.


Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

Great images of the eagles and a pretty clump of pussy willows.

Liz@ HomeandGardeningWithLiz said...

Oh wow- what great pictures! I found some pussy willows at the store and they were just perfect, so I bought them! Everytime I see some in the spring they've already gone past perfect. They are so early and easy to miss!
Those shots of the eagles are great. I see big birds floating above us on occassion and always wonder if they are eagles. My husband always says they're probably hawks, but I like to pretend they are eagles!

Ruth Kelly said...

Wow, you were there at just the right time.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful captures!


Jocelyn said...

Wow what fabulous pictures!! Great capture.

Visiting from Sunlit Sunday.

Jocelyn @

Lili said...

The golden eagle looked a little terrified of all that wind. Poor little thing. And Jo you got the eagle taking!