Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Eagle Children

Sorry, no photos, but we had a good view down into the Whites Creek Gorge eagles' nest today. We were surveying a line from the top of the gorge and I located a good overlook from which to put the binoculars onto the nest. 

Twins! 

And they look full grown, so fledgling day is nearly upon us. I missed it last year but I'll be watching...and listening... It's a feast for the ears, with the adults singing their amazing giant flute like calls and the babies screeching for all they're worth.

Monday, May 01, 2017

Just Now..


I really wish I had had the other telephoto lens ready for this, but that's life in Whites Creek Gorge. The eagle flew right by the moon before I could get in to grab my camera. I should know to always have it ready. Damned good evening, regardless.  Also, you would not believe the pollen blowing around due to the high winds after the front that brought us another 1.75 inches of rain. "After the front"...Is that a "Behind"?


Thursday, January 12, 2017

Whites Creek Eagles at the Nest

There are two adults in this shot. Sorry but I only had my little walk around camera and it is a grey day. There is a bird in the nest. The head is just barely sticking up to the right of the trunk. I actually didn't see it until they decided to fly around and play aerial games. There were two juvenile birds sitting side by side in a dead tree just about 50 yards to the left (downstream) of the nest. 

Tuesday, November 01, 2016

Drought Blues

 I'm not saying we're in a drought  but this is usually a class 2 rapid this time of year.