Sunday, February 10, 2008

It's all about the EAGLE!

My friend and I went to Raystown Lake, Huntingdon County
yesterday to look for the many eagles that we've heard
hang out there. She went last week and got some great shots,
check out her blog and her eagle sightings
"You Don't have to go to Alaska' (Feb. 6 posting)

When we arrived at the designated sycamore tree.....
There it was!!! seemingly posing for us and we were so
excited. It seemed to be preening, not even caring that
we are across the water watching.

It just sat there and did it's thing, while we 'shot' away.

We always wish we could be closer, or it was a better day
for light. Today the light and the snow made everything
have a blueish tint which had to be edited out.

We talked and mused about what the eagle was doing and.....

where it's mate would be.. wishing again he or she would
show up in time for our photo shoot.

The sun did finally come out and then we couldn't see
through the viewfinders to shoot because it was in our eyes.
Still.......the Eagle sat there.

Was he waiting or just resting after a big lunch?

After getting several hundred photos we moved on up to
the spillway of the dam. Nothing happening up there
except gulls sitting with their reflections in the lake.

Back down the hill and there he is! We arrived at 2:30 and it
is now 4:15. How long could this bird sit here?
A wonderful opportunity for the perfect shot.

When I got home and started to edit I wished I had taken
fewer pictures. What a job!

I am thankful for seeing a beautiful Eagle and in the shot below
we think this may be a nest. We will keep an eye on it to be sure.

As we left for the day, the Eagle remained in place at
the top of the tree..


Bird Girl said...

I wonder how a bird could stay in one place sooooo long! Great pictures and hope to see more eagles in the future and possible baby eagles!!! The gull shot is very cool.

Candy Duell said...

How lucky for you to get such beautiful shots. It must of been quite a site to see them. Wonderful pictures!

Aunt "B's" Backyard said...

That is one beautiful big-billed beauty. He seemed to have waited you out on that snag. You really got some beautiful pictures!

Jotter Jan said...

Way to go girl girl! You and your friend sure do have an eagle eye for finding great bird shots!!!

jalynn01 said...

Thanks candy duell, and welcome to my blog. I was thrilled to get the shots of an eagle that close up. Can't wait to try again.

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