Signs of spring are not always budding flowers and green grass. As spring approaches in SE Oregon, varmints that we call 'Sage Rats' come out of hibernation to begin their cycle of 2-3 litters before they go back into hibernation again in late June when the weather turns hot.
Bald Eagles can be seen perched on electrical poles or irrigation equipment overlooking the still dormant alfalfa fields (the sage rat's main stay of food) ready to swoop down for a tasty meal.
I was lucky to get a close up as I drove my truck into town this morning. My best Eagle shot ever...with some gorgeous blue skies too!
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