Eagle in the Fog


The fog rolled in quickly and I was happy to have my extra sweat shirt with hood to pull over my head.  

I saw the bright white tail feathers of this eagle as it flew from somewhere on the creek up into the tree top.   It settled right over the walking path and I didn't change course.  "Certainly," I thought, "it will  disappear into the dreary haze as I advance."  But, it didn't.  Instead it assumed a regal stance and watched me approach, pass beneath, and continue my path into the mist.

The mergansers were paddling in place on the adjacent berm and eying the huge raptor with quiet awareness.  A Kestrel (small falcon) was vocally agitated as it swooped between nearby trees.

He came into my view three times during this mornings walk.  I was charmed.

Comments

grammy said…
Love them
wouldn't that first one make a great painting...or just a great picture to enlarge. Glad I clicked to make them bigger. My blogger friend here in Colorado just posted eagles by her lake today. Go see them at
nananors.blogspot.com
So when are you going to come to Colorado springs to see your friends?
ChrisB said…
It's only now I'm older that I really appreciate nature. Growing up in the country as a child it was never exciting seeing the birds and wild animals; and of course, we didn't have a camera to capture them!!
Titanium said…
That is other-worldly... the light, the shades of black and grey with his white head silhouetted against the sky...

Exceptional photos of an amazing eagle.
Hayden said…
wow, what a thrill! you were indeed blessed.

I think that he saw your camera and was feeling vain, knowing you'd do him justice.

(hum. disclaimer. that was an attempt at humor, not a woo-woo statement, LOL)
Pat@BPM said…
Beautiful Eagle, Pamela. We've only seen a couple of Eagles, this winter, since we've spent less time at the lake.
Sandy said…
" I was charmed." As am I. Thanks, Pamela
12ontheinside said…
Wow. Another great shot. You must have been quite close to him!
Connie said…
The dust is definitely waiting at this house, sugar! Love Bunny is always asking when I'm going to dust. I just look at him and say "dust doesn't bother me. Hah.
xoxo,
Connie
Oh my ... what WONDERFUL photos of the eagle in the midst you've captured and shared. I'm glad you have such sharp eyes and quick responses. Thanks for sharing.
Hugs and blessings,
Janis said…
Wow what a thrill...lucky you had your camera with you...also love the owl photo.
I had the scare of my life with an Eagle. I was driving in Buffalo when one just narrowly missed flying into my windshield. I know I was inside the car but I ducked anyway.
Kila said…
Enjoyed the photos. :)

Blue skies here! ;)
bermudabluez said…
Yes! The first one would be great blown up!! Great set of shots!!
Gattina said…
Your sky looks as grey as ours only I don't have an eagle to watch, that at least would be nice. What an evil look they always have !
NanaNor's said…
Greetings Pamela, It was great to see your eagles-but as you said you have many more than we do. I love them here and am always sad when they depart. Love reading your posts, I'll be a regular.
Hugs, Noreen
Sharon said…
Wow! Great shots. I love 'em.

I guess the eagle knew he was the King of the Tree. Makes me marvel at their fortitude!
Peter said…
Yes Pamela that un-cropped photo is exceptional.
Kim said…
Ah, Pamela. What wonderful luck. You always take the most beautiful photos of birds and these are no exception.
PEA said…
Oh wow, you really got some terrific shots of that eagle, it's gorgeous! I must send Steve over here to look at your pictures, he loves eagles:-) xoxo
DesLily said…
OMG! that first photo is gorgeous!!!! that is one deserving of framing! ..wow..!! beautiful beautiful Pam!
JoeinVegas said…
Wow - you do get an assortment of birds.
Shelby said…
stunning photos.

hey, I have a funny 'boyfriend' post today.. reminds me of your post a while back.. just the right amount of cream..

cheers.
Heather Plett said…
Wow! What an amazing moment and amazing pictures!
Irene said…
Amazing bird! Enjoyed the photos.
kailani said…
That is amazing. It must be an awesome experience to see an Eagle out in the wild.
Susie said…
I hear the eagles calling all the time, but I rarely ever see one. And I certainly never see one posing so majestically. Nice shot.
Diane said…
Quite a majestic bird, no wonder our forefathers chose the eagle for our national bird. You are a good photographer Pamela!
laurie said…
oh i love this love this love this.
Intense Guy said…
I'd love to go on one or more of those walks with you!

So soul-stirring and restorative.

:)
Wendster said…
This gets a major OOOOOOOH AAAAAAAHHH award.

Really cool.

And I'd love to join you on these walks!
~grey said…
I too would love to join you on these walks... as I have yet to see an Eagle in the wild.

With my handy dandy knowledge of photography... and camera usage... this beautiful bird would have been long gone before I figured out what setting to put the camera on! LOL

better go practice some more!
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