Saturday, February 4, 2012

First Bald Eagle

Today was a very special day for me.
I was on my way into the house when something prompted me to look up.
As I did I spotted a mature Bald Eagle circling over my yard.
I had on dirty shoes and had to get them off before I could get my camera.
I managed to do all this,while dropping my bags on the floor.
Unfortunately the bird had drifted further away,but I still got several shots.


This image has been cropped,but I am still very excited about getting it.


This is the first time I have seen a Bald Eagle from on my yard and it is the first one for 2012.
Spring Raptor Migration is happening soon,so perhaps this is a start.
Seeing this bird has got me primed and ready for migration to begin.

Thought for today:
Dare to soar - how successful you are is determined by your attitude.

44 comments:

  1. SO jealous! i've never seen one of these birds in the wild, ever!!! :)

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  2. Everytime I see an Eagle I consider it a privilege. No matter how many I see I still get excited.
    Have a good rest of the weekend Ruth.
    B.

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  3. What a special blessing for the day. Your thought is a blessing as well.

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  4. How exciting. I can feel the energy as you take your shoes off to run thru and find your camera and then get outside to start shooting. I hope someday I will see a bald eagle in person - flying free in the sky! So neat!!

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  5. We only have Bald Eagles around here in the winter and then they fly north. How exciting to find one above your house. It seems bird migration is off to an early start around here too.

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  6. That is awesome, Ruth... I have yet to see one --although we do have them on occasion around here.... I'm so happy for you!!!!

    Hugs,
    Betsy

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  7. Ruth, great sighting. Maybe an early spring this year! Lots of signs out here but we'll have to see!
    Lots of eagles out here too! Hope you see lots of them too!

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  8. How thrilling Ruth. I'm glad you were able to get a great shot right from your yard. The things we do to hurry and get a good picture!! Diane

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  9. Beautiful! We hardly ever see bald eagles around here...a few years ago, there was one that made a HUGE nest in a pine tree that was next to a county road. Hundreds of people would go and video or photograph the eagle feeding it's two little ones.

    It is so true...our attitude does determine so much in our lives..
    blessings,
    shug

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  10. Wow, amazing that the eagle came to your house! Most people don't have any pictures of bald eagles. I myself have never seen a real one. And considering you couldn't take the picture when you first saw it, this is a great soaring image!!

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  11. What a treat! How incredibly special to see one right at home!! I'm looking forward to pictures from spring migration.

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  12. i went searching for some today, there is a nest not too far from home!!

    we came up short but i am very excited for you!!

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  13. That is so special....I am happy for you!

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  14. I'm so happy for you. There are so many folks out there who have never seen that magnificant bird. We are fortunate, as we have a couple of pairs living on the shore of the lake. Still they are hard to capture on camera. I did get a video once of a bald eagle scooping up a fish out of the lake, it was AWESOME!

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  15. Congratulations, Ruth. There's just something inspirational about an eagle sighting. And you managed an amazing photo of one in flight...never an easy task.

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  16. I'm just sooooo happy with you! Could really feel the energy and excitement in this post! What a gorgeous shot! The migration does seem to have an early start!

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  17. How exciting that you could get this shot from your own yard. Hopefully I will get a photo of a bald eagle one of these days.

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  18. a great find in your own yard. wow on this one. he is so majestic soaring n the bright blue sky. we have many Eagles here now but i have yet to see one. everyone else sees them and i see the nest but have not sighted them. maybe i need to look up more.

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  19. sorry I haven't visited for a while. How are you feeling?

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  20. So glad you got to see him and capture a shot! We have several Bald Eagles around our area.

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  21. Abe keeps wishing a bald eagle would land in his yard, I told him that isn't likely, we live here in Ohio and I don't believe there are that many around. Keep that camera ready.

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  22. Yes! A wonderful shot! And the thoughts to accompany it are perfect. :))

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  23. Great photo!!! I saw two of these beautiful birds on Thursday at Fred Meyers in Anchorage. I see them often out of city limits, so this was a treat for me. We have had so much snow this year, I think it's driving them out of their usual hunting areas in search of easy food in town!
    Hugs,
    Chris :o)

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  24. Very exciting to see one from your yard! If spring migration does start early, I think it will get stalled as soon as they get a little further north and they realize it's still winter in their breeding grounds.

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  25. So glad you got to see AND photograph this eagle...it is such a thrill, isn't it? They are just so majestic!

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  26. Well, I didn't even know they migrated! Great shot. I hope you get a lot more. When I was growing up, we didn't have bald eagles or ospreys in our area, now they're on the come-back. I saw my first one sitting on a lightpole. Have a great week, Ruth.

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  27. What a treat Ruth, see9ing that bold eaglein your back yard. Hopefully he will come back some time.

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  28. you have migration already. It has not started here yet. I congrat you to the eagle. And your shot is great.

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  29. Capturing birds in flight is no easy task, yet you make it look and sound so effortless. Nice job, Ruth!

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  30. How exciting to see a bald eagle! I'm glad you were able to get this shot. I've never seen a bald eagle out in nature, but I did see one at a shelter for injured wild animals. They are so majestic (the bald eagles).

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  31. They're such magnificent birds. I'm thrilled for you.

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  32. It's so nice to meet you and wow I am so glad I came over today. I can just feel your excitement over capturing this majestic bird in your yard....

    Your thought for today is one I will spend some time pondering....Lots of wisdom in this thought.....

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  33. How exciting that you managed to take a photo of this beautiful bird from your own yard. Wonderful!

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  34. Ruth: That is a great capture, I do love seeing an Eagle flying. I have yet to capture the few I have seen.

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  35. that is a great shot...they can quickly soar up very high and float in the thermals...really enjoyed your post on the eagles...we have lots here.

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  36. Beautiful and that quote at the bottom sure hits home today.

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  37. Wonderful thought Ruth. Such amazing capture!
    Happy weekend, Blessings.
    xo

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  38. A great shot, and I love your thought for the day. It is so true!

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  39. Very, very nice. When I see an eagle I always think of this song.

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  40. Birds are so fascinating to watch (and to photograph)

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  41. i love taking pictures, but i just started really getting into it... your shots were awesome, hope to capture birds as well...

    unclekaycee.blogspot.com

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