Saturday, April 4, 2009

Saturday Birding

Jake and I spent several hours at a local Hawk Watch site today.
The temperature was fairly cool but the amount of birds made up for it.
We were able to photograph several Bald Eagles.
The above picture is an immature Bald Eagle
and the next one of course a mature Bald Eagle. Earlier today 'our' Robin returned. We feed the Robins raisins all summer,and at noon this Robin came to the window feeder looking for raisins. We quickly put out some and he came to eat right away. Unfortunately I did not have my camera ready,so the picture is from another time. God's laughter is heard in the song of birds.

19 comments:

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Ruth: Wonderful shot of the eagles, I love to see them. The Robins have taken over our area.

I went to a heron rookery today. You will see some of the photos later on.

Betsy Banks Adams said...

You two are doing a great job with that new lens.... Do you fight over who takes the pictures now???? ha ha (I'm sure you don't!!)

Great pictures of the Robin and the Eagles... Love that BLUE sky too.
Hugs,
Betsy

George said...

Both photos of the eagles are magnificent. We have quite a few Robins now as well, but we haven't treated them quite as nicely as you treat yours.

Arija said...

There is nothing like a soaring Eagle, and I love your Robin.

Montanagirl said...

Your photos are great as usual. I'm always trying for the Bald Eagle photos. Haven't seen too many lately, so they may have moved on. The Robin photo is good too.

Christy said...

Beautiful images. I just ordered a new camera and can't wait for it to arrive. I have to wait for my telephoto lense for later; although I did get some nice attachments that should help for the time being.

Walker said...

Beautiful posts. God bless.

Mary said...

Lovely eagles in flight! I hope I see young ones this year since we know where a nest is. I've put out raisins for my Robins and I swear they just walk past them. I must have the world's pickiest birds and squirrels. I was told that squirrels would love apple peels and cores....not mine. Your Robins look pretty "spring-like"....hopefully your winter is soon gone.

Shelley said...

Great photos! And so sweet to feed those Robins raisens. Didn't know they liked those! I'm going to have to try that!!

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Barbie ♥ said...

Bald Eagles and American Robin - it doesn't get any better than that!

Mary C said...

Ruth, you and Jake are sure taking advantage of those great lenses you purchased. And the results are fantastic. I love your quote at the end, too, about God's laughter.

Kahshe Cottager said...

What a lovely header -- makes me hopeful spring and flowers will be here soon. I never knew that robins liked raisins! I will have to try that although where we live now, there are very few of them. Lovely clear photos (she says with lens envy)!

jalynn01 said...

Eagles are always a welcome treat and I just never thought about offering raisins....although that would get a little pricey.. We have so many robins right now too. Spring cometh!

Leedra said...

See you have been out taking advantage of the new lens. Nice captures.

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Becky said...

I didn't know Robins ate raisins. Great tip Ruth. It's snowing here, and maybe I'd better get some rainins out on the driveway for the Robins tomorrow. They'll be hungry.
Love your Eagle shots, and I've never seen an immature one.
B.

Nick S said...

Glad you caught the Eagles in flight Ruth , Lovely !

MYstory of HIStory said...

Found you via Warrior Mom.
I believe God's creation contains "clues" to help us understand Him better & your pics capture various aspects of His creation - beautifully! Thanks for sharing.

My daughter (age 12) is an aspiring photographer & I plan to send her over soon as I think she'd enjoy her time here, & perhaps learn some things as well.