Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Winter Birds

The winter in these parts can seem long, partly because the temperatures drop so low that I don't even care to go out.When a day of milder weather breaks the cold spell, that means getting out of the house and looking for photo opportunities.One place that often has Bald Eagles is near the Pembina Valley and also near a Hutterite Colony. On this particular day I saw several Eagles there.The Colony puts some refuse on the field so it is a ready buffet for the birds.

Always a thrill to see one of these, whether in the sky or perched somewhere.


There must have been some tasty treat right here.Two Black-billed Magpies and a Bald Eagle.These birds were quite a distance away so the quality of the shots is not great.


While sitting in the car, waiting for the eagles a group of Hutterite young folks were going for a walk down the road.I got this picture through the car window.


Later that same day the sky showed some interning cloud patterns.


The end of the day and the snowy field gives an idea of the cold weather.

Just to warm things up a little, here is a summer photo, complete with a butterfly.
Whether an Eagle in the sky or a small butterfly on a flower,God's fingerprint is on each one.

Closing Thought:

Every moment of the year has it’s own beauty…….
a picture which was never before and shall never be seen again.

19 comments:

  1. The sky and snow are beautiful, and the eagle majestic. I LOVE the unexpected Hutterites!

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  2. last week we got our first red admiral butterfly that sat on my shoulder and yesterday we saw the first black swallowtail on the powder puff bush. my two favorites today 1. the eagle against the blownout sky is amazing 2. the Hutterite is amazing, i had to look up what that word means, and also wondering why they were blocking the road you were driving on. both photos have the same look. beautiful shots

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  3. All lovely shots.

    I'm surprised the magpies weren't a little intimidated by the eagle. I wouldn't think he'd be above a magpie pie

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  4. I just love the way you capture beauty in any season.

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  5. That's a wonderful shot of the eagle in flight. Your closing thought is so true.

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  6. Such a beautiful light at the end of the day! Great photos, Ruth!

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  7. That eagle on the solid white background is amazing! What an interesting photo of the Hutterites. Are they like the Amish and don't want to be photographed? Cool shot, regardless!

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  8. love theline with the Hutterite peoplein itadn the gorgeous flower adnbutterfly inthe last shot Ruth

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  9. Very interesting variety of winter shots. I will admit the zinnia and butterfly gave my heart a lift. Diane

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  10. Ruth, wonderful winter images! I think it's always special to see the Eagles!

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  11. It is wonderful that we can capture small moments to remember them for a long time and share with others.

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  12. Enjoyed your ride in the country! Beautiful pictures! Love the quote.

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  13. Terrific shots of the eagle.
    Like the row of people walking down the road!

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  14. I just love the first shot of the Bald Eagle! All your photos are wonderful, Ruth. And I love the closing thought, so true.

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  15. always love to see the eagles, it is a thrill!! the clouds are beautiful and i love the closing thought you chose!!

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  16. Beautiful! I love seeing eagles.

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  17. Such a long way they look to be walking too. So much open countryside. Love it.

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  18. Phyllis A. LoewenFeb 25, 2018, 3:13:00 PM

    Wonderful winter pics, Ruth... and I, too, love the one of the eagle soaring in flight! Your final thought is exactly right, and I'm glad that you use your wonderful talent as a photographer to show us these beautiful moments in time!

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