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Friday, June 23, 2017

Photo shoot of a wet, wet Bald Eagle

On the way home today from Paris, Illinois, we spotted this eagle in this old dead tree out in a pasture...right on the outskirts of town. At first I thought it was a vulture, then I thought, NO!  I seen a white head.  Lucky for me there was a place to pull off the road good.

He (or she??) was a good ways away...I originally thought the length of a football field but now I am not so sure.


It had poured the rain on the way over there....he looks like he was out in it all.


We sat and watched him quite a while...

Doesn't he look sort of sad here?



It never did fly, but we thought we might as well leave and let it relax....

These were all taken with my little Point&shoot camera, and I just could not hold steady, even had trouble when I put it on the monopod...

18 comments:

Ginny Hartzler said...

These pictures are SO good! I cannot believe you had a little camera, and so much trouble. And that he was so far away. They are amazing. He looks mad and miserable.

Ruth Hiebert said...

He does look a little unhappy, but then I would too if I was totally soaked like that. good pictures.

Pauline W said...

Isn't he/she magnificent, even fresh from the shower and soaking wet. He does look out of sorts in the last two shots. Great shots. I'd be really proud of those!

Mascha said...

Famous series, looks not lucky...hope, the sund was coming soon to dry him.
Enjoy your weekend

Mildred said...

I love these pictures. He looks about like I feel after all the rain we have rec'd this week!!! lol

Sandi said...



He looks bored, irritated, sad...but he is probably just thinking about worms! (Or, what do they eat, mice?)

Tom said...

...a sight that I rarely see.

don said...

I thinkj this is a fabulous capture. Yes, he does look very unhappy with the water. I think he's depressed! :-)

eileeninmd said...

Hello, it is always awesome to see an Eagle. Great series of photos.

Happy weekend to you!

Red Rose Alley said...

It's hard sometimes to take pictures of the birds because they're always moving, but you got some good ones here. The Bald Eagle is a grand bird, Rose. So exciting that you came acrossed it one day. : )

~Sheri

Lois Evensen said...

Sometimes the best shots are with the little cameras we have with us all the time. Great pictures!

happyone said...

He sure does look wet. Great captures of him!

NatureFootstep said...

not good for a bird to be that wet. Great shots!

Klara S said...

WOW! Beautiful bird and very good shots. Thank you for sharing.

Bill said...

We are seeing more of them each year--- and it's always a pleasure. A weird thing, though. In more than 25 years of living where we do, I've only seen turkey vultures twice--- Both in the last week. I was prompted to check my pulse after seeing a bunch circling overhead.

The Furry Gnome said...

Does look like a sad wet eagle!

Carol Mattingly said...

I wished I could see a Bald Eagle. Haven't for so many years. He's so beautiful. Carol

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

Great photos - wonder how he came through it all.

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