Our friends, Ted and Sandi (our builder of the patio etc) were telling us recently about the Eagles that hang out around their place. Sometimes they see as many as 4 at a time, fishing in their small lake and even coming down near their house!
Sandi gave me a few pics she had taken -after learning of our interest in these magnificent birds!
Here are a couple of her pics she gave us.
They told us they would give us a call the next time they saw any of them and maybe we could come over and see them and photograph them!! :)
Yesterday-after Ted had finished working here- we got the word that the Eagles had come for a visit again! LOL- Yes!! We went right over (just a couple miles from us) in hopes of being lucky enough to see them!
What a thrill for me...and I had never wished more that I was a better photographer and had a better camera!
Still- I'm pleased with what I DID manage to get. Just sorry I couldn't get him in flight!
When we first came he was sitting on this pole near their house, which seems to be a favorite spot; the same pole as is in the pictures Sandi gave us. I tried to get closer but he flew up into the tall trees near the small lake.
Ted caught a fish and threw it up to encourage the bird to fly down! It worked! The Eagle flew within a few yards of us! :) But he was too fast for me to capture his flight!
Since we've lived here we have seen Eagles only a few times, and never this close up!
What a wonderful experience for me!