Thursday, January 8, 2009

Bald Eagle

These photographs of a Bald Eagle were taken at the Florida Birding FotoFestival, April 2008.
Yes, this Eagle is in captivity, due to an injury. It was one of 3 birds they had on display. They also had a Hawk and Owl.
But while at the festival I did see 7 different Eagles. Five adults and 2 immature.
Naturally none were this close. It was wonderful seeing him as he screaming. There was no doubt where the name Screaming Eagle comes from.
This past July while enjoying some leasure time on the back deck I saw an Eagle fly straight over head. Naturally I did not have my camera in hand. Jimmy and I discussed this Eagle looked like he was on a mission. He was moving on, fast. I was checking out the information about Dolly Parton's eagle program the other day and found out they released several Eagles this past summer, from Douglas Lake. I live between Douglas and Cherokee lakes. Ginther has been seen as far away as Indiana, and Betsy Ross has been spotted in Canada, both in September.
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22 comments:

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Beautiful pictures, Leedra, of the eagle. I love them all--but there's something about that first one that I really like.

We were supposed to get 1-2 inches of snow this morning. It didn't happen. NOT a flake!!!! Am I surprised??? ha

Hugs,
Betsy

George said...

Great pictures of the eagle. And I think it's neat ou can see them from your house.

Craig Glenn said...

He is so handsome. Working on my bird id.... would have sworn it was cowbird... but I learn something new everyday! Thanks for the help.

Craig

Shellmo said...

You definitely captured the fierce intelligent looks of their eyes! They are one of the most remarkable birds in my opinion! (It's a tie for me between the Loons and the Eagles!)

Leedra said...

Shelley - your humor just reaches out and gets a person, you had me laughing with the comment about the loon. You will do so good with this talk about blogging and birding.

When will we start seeing loon photos again?

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

The Bald Eagle is always magestic,even in capitivity.
Blessings,Ruth

Sara G said...

Beautiful photo's!!
Thanks for sharing them with us.
Take care

Mary said...

I hate to see them in captivity, but what a wonderful photo opportunity and chance to see one so close. Terrific shots.

Leedra said...

Mary - Was in captivity due to an injury, not able to fly. Should have said that.

Darla said...

I really enjoyed that and love the Bald Eagle, we saw one flying over the lake a month or so ago!!

Willard said...

Great shots of the eagle. I can only see them at a distance here, but I have videotaped them at long range with a powerful lens in our elk range. I need to get some good eagle still photos.

Dorothy said...

Beautiful Eagles!!! They look perfect!

fishing guy said...

Leedra: These are really neat photos of the eagle, you captured him so well. I love to see them fly over the lake.

dAwN said...

Howdee Leedra...
Just found your blog today..
Love your photos..I checked out your stained glass..the chickadees and dogwood are sooo nice.
I will put you on my blogroll and come back and visit when I can.

lisaschaos said...

They are such magnificent birds! But it was awesome being so close!

Carletta said...

Ruth said exactly what I was thinking. I've seen them in captivity but long to see one in the wild. You got some great shots!

Melissa Weisbard said...

I like these photos. It is almost as if he is saying, "Yes, look at how beautiful and powerful I am!"

Jen said...

Powerful bird!

Bird Girl said...

These eagle pictures are so gorgeous - no one gets this close in the wild and I just love seeing the color and detail of the face, the eye...the beak...the feathers - just AWESOME!

Rose said...

Wonderful shot! They have to be about the most handsome bird and you captured it so well.

Gardener's Garden said...

Your eagle shots are stunning and the background color is really appropriate for such a regal bird.

The Tile Lady said...

Great new blog, Leedra! The eagle photos are great! And I am glad they are releasing eagles near where you live...perhaps you will have a chance to photograph more in the wild!
Marie

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