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Sunday, August 6, 2017

A Great Day

First of all, let me apologize for the quality of these first shots...but any day we see an eagle, we consider it a great day!


I had my camera on a monopod but I still could not hold steady with it zoomed in as much as it was.


You can still see that it is a juvenile Bald Eagle.


Look at that big dark, hooked beak.  It was sitting in the same tree as the Bald Eagle seen here.  It had been raining again today, but more a light rain rather than the downpour the other eagle had been in.  If you didn't see it, be sure and look.  I have never seen an eagle look as dejected as it did.

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In addition to the Bald Eagle, I lost count of the hawks we saw.  Oh not a huge number but somewhere around 6 or 7 or 8.  Most I could not stop to take photos, but the last one, I got several shots.


I don't know what kind of hawk this is...


He cooperated for just a few shots..


I know this and the first shot look like the same shot, but they aren't.


He almost took off in the above shot..,but composed himself for the photo below


I do consider this my favorite shot...


I managed the one shot, another truck passed and he was off...and he was 'screaming' at me as he left.  I wish I had thought to video it as he left.

Linking to I'd Rather B Birdin'

24 comments:

Ginny Hartzler said...

No apologies needed, these shots are fantastic! With majestic birds like these, we have to take what we can get. I don't know if I have ever seen a juvenile Bald eagle. Even though young, he sure has a deadly beak. I spotted a hawk like your second one, sitting on a post watching. Wish I knew what they are. Love the screeching and flying away shot!!

Tom said...

...Rose, there isn't anything to apologize for I NEVER see these sights!

doodles n daydreams said...

I never see them either. We have hawks here but not eagles. Loved them.

Diana

Breathtaking said...

Hello Rose!:) I missed this post. They are all wonderful captures, and I would be ecstatic if I saw either of these magnificent birds.

Nancy Chan said...

A big eagle and a beautiful one too! Have a wonderful new week!

Mildred said...

Fantastic photos. I love the hawk in flight, especially.

Irma said...

Beautiful series of pictures of this eagle.
My favorite is picture 8.
Best regards, Irma

Gordon said...

Hi Rose, first of all thank you for looing in on mine, much appreciated. I would have been ecstatic had I been in a position to have taken any of those photos, even the first couple are better than some of mine.
Have a good week, Gordon.

♥ Anni ♥ said...

Both, are stunning birds and your images are outstanding. I'm pretty sure that the hawk is a Red Tailed Hawk [some don't have a true 'red tail'...but the speckled belly is usually the tell-tale marking for IDing] It may also be a juvenile. But to me, looks adult.

Excellent Rose.
Thanks for sharing this and linking in with us birders at I'd Rather B Birdin'.

Jeevan said...

Excellent shots on the bald eagle and hawk!

eileeninmd said...

Hello Rose, these are all awesome shots of the Bald Eagle and the Hawk! Both are great sightings too. Happy Monday, enjoy your day and new week!

don said...

You did very well under the circumstances. Rain would make a bleak sky too. You got some excellent pictures.

Sandi said...

FABULOUS shots!

Sandra said...

My favorite pic today is the 'take off' at the end. priceless and all of these are great to me. the hawk is beautiful. the eagle amazing

Lowcarb team member said...

Absolutely fabulous shots, especially the 'take off'.

All the best Jan

Christine said...

Really special to spot an eagle & great shots of the hawk!

Red Rose Alley said...

I think the hawk is such a mysterious bird. And you're right, any day we see an eagle, it's a great day. I don't often see them, or maybe I'm looking at the wrong time.

Have a very nice week, Rose.

~Sheri

Aritha said...

What a nice photos. Thanks for sharing! I think your hawk is the g. atricapillus or a Goshawk. Great pics!

Ruth Hiebert said...

These are great shots. Seeing an Eagle and getting pictures definitely make for a good day. The hawk looks like it could be a juvenile Red-tailed,but I am no expert on those things.Good pictures of it as well.

happyone said...

You did well to get the shots of the eagle. No need to apologize!
Great shots of the hawk!!

The Furry Gnome said...

Look like great pictures to me!

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

Wow - amazing and amazing!!!

Jean @sonotorganized.com said...

That last shot of the hawk is fantastic! Great shots of both birds. I think Anni is right about it being a Red Tailed Hawk. Quite common around here although they are generally along the high way and not posing anywhere it would be considered safe to photograph them. Beautiful bird no matter what kind of hawk.

Klara S said...

Both series are beautiful.

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