Friday, March 25, 2011

Big Bird

I recently read a statistic that 75% of wildlife habitat in this country is provided or protected by agriculture. I am amazed at what I saw today.


I took a walk earlier this morning, but didn't look up. The Farmer, on one of his missions, saw this big bird, and told me about it at noon.


It was still there after lunch, so he called me from the cab of the tractor to tell me.


Can it be? Whoa... I think it is! (Click on any of the photos to zoom in.)


A bald eagle. Amazing! Apparently I was paying a little too much attention to him (or muttering my amazement too loudly), as he flew off.


See the white tail? Beautiful...

7 comments:

  1. Congratulations! It's wonderful that you have an environment that is eagle-friendly. The mice in your fields will certainly taste better than the pesticide-filled critters elsewhere! Enjoy the show!

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  2. Wow! Wish I could have seen him up close. =0)

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  3. During a recent weekend on the lakeshore near Douglas several members of our group saw two Bald Eagles. I wouldn't be at all surprised if this was one of them. It is so great to see them.

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  4. I have a post from about a week and a half ago that connects to an eagle cam. http://walkingtheoff-beatenpath.blogspot.com/2011/03/from-birds-eye-view-eagles-nest.html

    It's pretty cool to watch! Great eye for finding this bird in all the trees and shadows!

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  5. They are so big, they really are awe-inspiring in the flesh!

    I've seen one circling high over our house, and one in a tree about 20 miles away.

    I'm glad they're coming back (and that's why DDT needs to stay banned - we'll just have to find new ways to deal with bedbugs, thank you!)

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  6. Now that's wonderful! I've seen some on the rivers near our old home. Hopefully I'll see one up here this year - I know they're around.

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