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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!

Nonnie said...

wow, really great, detailed photos of grand birds!

Karen @ 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.