Thursday, September 24, 2009

That's an Eagle - We've got to turn around!

eagle for Dad's Birthday 9.2009

Last Saturday, on route 23 in central NY, my husband spotted the eagle perched on this dead tree.
It meant only one thing.
Turn around QUICK! It's always worth it!

~as are visits to all the skywatchers~

29 comments:

Wanda said...

Lucky you Maria...I have never seen an Eagle in the wild...although earlier in the summer something large flew over and seemed to have a white head...but can not be sure of what it was! Thank you for your thoughtful and kind comments Maria!

Unseen Rajasthan said...

What a beautiful shot !! I love Eagles !! Great..Unseen Rajasthan

eileeninmd said...

WHat a great sighting! Congrats! I would turn around too.

Linda Jacobs said...

Wow, lucky you! You did a good job of capturing it with you camera!

Amanda said...

How beautiful the birds are!!! I love the blueness of the sky too!! happy skywatch mom

J Bar said...

Good capture.
Sydney - City and Suburbs

Linda said...

How exciting Maria. We saw an eagle perched on a bale of hay last year when we were bike riding. I couldn't believe it at first. We just stopped and looked in wonder until he spread his big wings and took off.

fickleinpink said...

happy skywatching! eagles here in the Phils can be found only in the mountains or in the zoos! you are very lucky!

thanks for sharing! I'm up too so please come and visit my place if you have the time!

xoxo

Diana said...

Wow how fortunate you were to spot the magnificent bird! Love Di

Wanda said...

I would have turned around in a flash too.
What a great shot!!! I left you a message on my comments SWF.

Gaelyn said...

Nice move, and great capture. It's been a few years since I saw an eagle.

Regina said...

How amazing!

magiceye said...

great capture

Courtney said...

They are huge! What an amazing photograph.

Carol said...

Wow...a great capture...must have been very exciting...a gorgeous bird and a beautiful blue sky also...

Eaglesbrother said...

Beautiful shot...and you were so fortunate to capture that Eagle.
I guess you can tell from my name...I do love Eagles....(big smile)

Good Job!!! well Done.

Bob
aka Eaglesbrother

EcoRover said...

Marvelous! Eagles were once nearly extinct in the lower 48, and their now almost common presence is a great lesson in halting environmental damage and valuing wild nature.

SandyCarlson said...

These are spectacular shots.

Pearl Maple said...

Cool photo, think all the Sky Watch Fans know what you mean, sometimes the perfect moment is less than a second.

Funny everyone is commenting on the bird in my photo and I did not actually see it untill we downloaded.

TCKK said...

Maria, that is so awesome!!!

Tes said...

Really cool photo of the eagle and love the blue sky!

B SQUARED said...

I've only seen them a couple of times. They really take your breath away.

James said...

Wow a real eagle sure beats my stone skywatch eagles. That's great!
I don't think I've ever seen a real one before.

christalenergy said...

beautiful pic!I've only seen eagle once...and actually not really sure, but it seemed like one...and not even in Greece, but when i had visited NY last summer...it was so preety to watch flying! :)

koralee said...

Wonderful image...I adore Eagles...just watching them makes me amazed at the beauty God has given us...so glad you caught this one..so easy to miss the loveliness all around us!

Cassandra Frear said...

Bald Eagles are grand, awe-inspiring creatures. I have really enjoyed watching them fly on the few occasions when I've seen one.

Maria said...

A really exciting picture! Have a nice weekend ahaed!

Crafty Green Poet said...

well done on catching the eagle!

Barb said...

Maria - it's always a privilege to see an Eagle. How exciting! Glad your camera was at the ready.