Saturday, June 30, 2012

A Very Special Hour

Yesterday morning, I noticed an eagle sitting on a large rock alongside Viking Star, on the spit exposed by low tide.  At nearly the same moment, I saw a dog and his family ambling towards the eagle.  QUICK!  Grab the camera!  But this is the ONLY shot I got off. I was disappointed.



This morning, Al got out of bed before me, made coffee, and brought me a cup.  But when he returned to the main cabin he said, "Your eagle is back!"  He took several shots, of which this is my favorite:


Then Al relinquished the camera, and I spent a most wonderful hour watching this beautiful bird.

Once, it appeared he was gazing at his reflection!


But, he was grazing for breakfast!  Got it!

It's a running joke that I have pictures of a lot of butts, especially bird butts.  But I love this one!


A raven even came to peer over his shoulder.  See how far the water has fallen?  This hour has passed so quickly.


And it all happened, right outside my door!

3 comments:

  1. Wow! That is a fantastic sight to start the day with.

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  2. there sure are alot of eagles in the San Juans. Great pictures too.
    Brian

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  3. Any eagle sighting gives my heart pause.

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