Saturday, November 14, 2009

Searching for Eagles

I had intended to finish a mixed media piece tonight to post on here, but I'm going to watch TV instead! So there! But before I go, I will leave you with photos of my search for bald eagles today. The eagles have landed to feast on the spawning salmon in the upper Fraser Valley where I live. I ran into about 6 other people who had the same aspirations for getting impressive photos. They all caused me to have a bad case of lens envy as I saw their tripods all set up with huge telephoto lenses on their camera. So I mumbled a sad hi as I passed them, knowing I'm not geared with the goods to belong to their unspoken special bird nerd club. Sigh.

We also took the wrong trail, so I was too far from the beach for good photos. The closest eagle was a juvenile eagle in a tree. Eagles don't grow their signature white head feathers until about 3 yrs of age. This one didn't join the others on the beach to eat all the dead salmon.

Impressive turn out for eagle numbers, I counted 15 in this picture.

My kids were quickly bored, so to appease them we left and drove down the street to another beach and had our annual Poking at Dead Fish Day.

Nature- the ugly...

and the beautiful ....

3 comments:

self taught artist said...

wow the vista...does me good to see. that dead fish head is a damn good shot!

andrea said...

You're in deep doo-doo, woman. Where's yesterday's post?

Ellen said...

Paula- my secret's out, it's BEAUTIFUL around these parts, still like to complain about suburbia though

Andrea- i know, I know, I'm bad. todays is on it's way.