Saturday, March 28, 2009

Regal Eagle

Both my husband and I were so excited to see this royal visitor come by this afternoon and sit on a far tree overlooking the river. He/She saw me sneak out on my deck to take his picture, but did not seem annoyed by my paparazzi antics. The photo was taken with a telephoto lens and cropped. Within a short time a few crows and a blue jay flew to this area and began to torment him. He/she ignored them and after about ten minutes flew off to another side of the river. We have seen a pair of bald eagles diving high in the sky above the house and calling to each other so there is a nest somewhere not too far from here!

7 comments:

Phoenix said...

wonderful.. when i was in US, the first time I saw a bald eagle and its nest was at the Yellowstone National Park... and I was sooo excited !! of course, after that, I spotted a couple in Long Island as well..

Sky said...

great photo, tabor! we are thrilled to see them, too. they fly over our home en route to a lake nearby where they fish for dinner.

in dec and jan they flock to the skagit river by the HUNDREDS to feast on the salmon running the river. it's about 75 mins north of us. what a sight to behold!

One Woman's Journey said...

Wonderful, great photo, I would be so thrilled to spot something like this near my home.

Anonymous said...

http://www.hancockwildlifechannel.org/staticpages/index.php/20080302140549584
If you go to this website, you can see two bald eagles nesting. They currently have two eggs and there is also sound!
The nest is on Hornby Island, which is between Vancouver Island and the mainland.
Just thought you might enjoy seeing 'our' eagles, as their nest is only about ten miles, as the 'crow' flies from our house!
I so enjoy your blog, Tabor.
Peg on Vancouver Island

Hilary said...

That's a terrific shot. How exciting it must be to see this beauty land near you.

For the past few years, eagles have nested near the point of a semi-rugged peninsula near Frank's summer cottage. It's usually abandoned by summer and last year was no exception. We decided to hike out there to check it out from below where we believed the tree to be and were rewarded with a large, beautiful feather nearby.

They're just incredible creatures. Thanks for sharing this wonderful photo.

Annie in Austin said...

Even if you had to use telephoto lens, the Eagle was there with you, Tabor - very cool!

Annie at the Transplantable Rose

Kerri said...

I couldn't possibly leave without saying how extrordinarily lucky you are to have this pair of bald eagles nesting close by. And what a great shot you captured!