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Friday, February 11, 2011

SkyWatch Friday

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!


Bald Eagle 1/2




Bald Eagle



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22 comments:

Cheyenne said...

Lovely shot, Spring is in the air! Our geldign Cob, tried to mount my 2 year old filly today!!!!

ellie k said...

what a great shot, he looks so majsestic and brave.

thecrazysheeplady said...

EXCELLENT!!!!!!!!!!

DayPhoto said...

OH! MY! YES! YOU ARE SO RIGHT!

Linda
http://coloradofarmlife.wordpress.com

5 Starr's Farm said...

WOW!!! Thats a fantastic shot...

lisa said...

Just beautiful!

K. T. Sparks said...

Beautiful and I am so glad we see them again! We are seeing them again down here in Oklahoma and it is still very exciting.

mj said...

You did manage a good up-close and almost-personal Bald Eagle shot ... very nice and special!

wendy said...

That is a totally amazing photo. We look for ANY signs of spring that we can eh.
I just love that the days are starting to get a little longer.

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Ed said...

OH WOW!!! I am sooooooo jealous, great shot!!!! :-)))

ladyfi said...

Wow wow wow! So close, so majestic, so gorgeous!

Denisarita said...

Nice shot!

Maia said...

Absolutey gorgeous, I bet you could frame and sell the first one.

Merri said...

wow! can't believe he didn't fly away!
- The Equestrian Vagabond

Country Whispers said...

Beautiful picture!

Rising Rainbow said...

Beautiful shoot. The detail on the feathers is so clear. Just awesome.

Shirley said...

Wonderful shots!

Reddunappy said...

My cousin lives up in Kittitas, Wa. East of Ellensburg. He said the Eagles were out thick with all the calving going on, they must like the placentas.

Far Side of Fifty said...

Great shots of the Bald Eagle..they are not my favorite bird..but a necessary evil in these parts..they eat on dead deer carcass..they also take cats and small dogs..mean buggers:(

ballad said...

amazing shot, congrats

ballad said...

great shot

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