Avian Visitor

While I was out working in the yard today, I wondered why the peafowl seemed so nervous.  Then I saw the young goats all jump and caught movement out of the corner of my eye.  When I looked up, I saw who had everyone so nervous.

I still haven’t figured out what s/he was carrying.

Linking to Camera Critters.

Linking to Farm Photo Friday.

Linking to Skywatch Friday.

Linking to Poetic Winter where this week’s theme is Passion.  I hope the eagle is a bird of passion.

72 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Sharon Qualls
    Feb 17, 2012 @ 17:41:44

    Absolutely beautiful shots!


    • Teresa
      Feb 17, 2012 @ 17:48:23

      Thanks. You really notice how many little branches those oak trees have when you’re trying to get a shot of a bird sitting in the middle of it. :-)


  2. TexWisGirl
    Feb 17, 2012 @ 18:06:26

    absolutely wonderful!!! glad you were off today to catch sight of him (and on camera!)


  3. Mimi Foxmorton
    Feb 17, 2012 @ 18:16:16


    And a wonderful omen of strength!

    Though methinks s/he’s carrying an unfortunate……….. (yikes!)


  4. Barb
    Feb 17, 2012 @ 18:32:45

    How majestic! Good you paid attention to the other animals and birds!


  5. trailpics
    Feb 17, 2012 @ 18:33:55

    I got it – it’s a Wishbone!!!!!!!
    Oh, what a sight. I’m so happy you got to see this amazing animal. Great shots – I’m really happy for you.


  6. Chai Chai
    Feb 17, 2012 @ 18:34:45

    We have a lot of eagles here, it is one of the reasons while the Commander is leaving trees in the pastures that he is clearing. He figures that while the trees give the eagles a place to land they also prevent air attacks. From what I have read eagles mostly eat fish and carrion…..


    • Teresa
      Feb 17, 2012 @ 18:48:02

      We have a marsh about a mile or so from where I live. I’m guessing that s/he was feeding there and thought my tree would be a good place to eat a meal.


  7. Alica
    Feb 17, 2012 @ 18:44:21

    Just gorgeous!


  8. Mama Zen
    Feb 17, 2012 @ 19:21:14

    Oh, wow! Just look at that wingspan! Gorgeous shots!


  9. Barbara F.
    Feb 17, 2012 @ 19:52:02

    Wow, this was incredible, the things that stop by your place and you are able to capture with your lens, again, wow. xo


  10. Andrea R
    Feb 17, 2012 @ 20:25:11

    That’s beautiful. Thank you for sharing it. Incredible.


  11. WolfSong
    Feb 17, 2012 @ 20:31:05

    Awesome…absolutely awesome! Such wonderful pictures too!


  12. Kim,USA
    Feb 17, 2012 @ 22:08:45

    Wow that is an awesome shots!! Good thing you spotted that eagle.



  13. Pondside
    Feb 17, 2012 @ 22:37:56

    Aren’t they magnificent? The nearest neighbour came over on Wednesday to let us know that there was an enormous bald eagle in a tree near the south pond – watching the ducks!


    • Teresa
      Feb 17, 2012 @ 22:52:09

      Poor ducks. I hope they weren’t lunch. I don’t think this one was full grown. I don’t think it was as big as the last ones I saw here.


  14. Pat
    Feb 17, 2012 @ 23:14:16

    What an impressive bird! You were able to get some good shots.


  15. Tatjana Parkacheva
    Feb 18, 2012 @ 01:55:23

    Magnificent bird.

    Regards and best wishes


  16. Nancy
    Feb 18, 2012 @ 06:04:33

    How awesome to see one so close and be able to take so many photos. I’m jealous! :)


  17. eileeninmd
    Feb 18, 2012 @ 07:47:57

    Fantastic visitor and wonderful photos of the eagle.


  18. Kathy
    Feb 18, 2012 @ 07:54:33

    Love your eagle pics! Especially the third from the last. Very cool!


  19. Melodie
    Feb 18, 2012 @ 08:09:05

    They are beautiful but I am never happy to see them so close to the farm. We have a lot of them here too but they usually stay close to the lake,thankfully! I can go to them to have a look !


    • Teresa
      Feb 18, 2012 @ 08:16:37

      I don’t worry too much because the birds (other than geese) are confined. No little kids right now, and my barnyard has enough buildings and trees that it would be hard to swoop down. :-)


    Feb 18, 2012 @ 08:46:34

    These images take my breath away!!! Stunning…spectacular.


    Hope you’re having a great weekend so far.


  21. Linda
    Feb 18, 2012 @ 08:48:51

    Cool Shots!


  22. Annette
    Feb 18, 2012 @ 09:06:31

    The lesson here – always have your camera and be ready! Great job. It is rare for many of us to get close shots of Bald Eagles, let alone tell a whole story about a moment in time.


  23. Snap
    Feb 18, 2012 @ 09:27:35

    Just gorgeous. I’m sure farmers don’t like seeing eagles, but they are magnificent. Happy Critter Day!


  24. jewaicious
    Feb 18, 2012 @ 09:58:21

    What fantastic shots…beauties all, and the winged one, so special, so wonderfully caught through your eyes.


  25. Tricia
    Feb 18, 2012 @ 10:58:57

    Check out that wing span! Awesome bird!!! =)


  26. Marigold and the Goatmother
    Feb 18, 2012 @ 11:33:18

    That next to the last shot is awesome! Better watch those new baby goats when they arrive! But aren’t they magnificent birds?


  27. Texan
    Feb 18, 2012 @ 13:38:58

    Stunning! Great pics!


  28. Candy C.
    Feb 18, 2012 @ 18:17:55

    OMG how utterly COOL that you had your camera with you! A lesson to be learned…always, always take the camera! ;)


  29. Joyful
    Feb 18, 2012 @ 19:37:38

    Fantastic captures!


  30. Kathy
    Feb 18, 2012 @ 20:22:42

    That’s pretty amazing to have a bald eagle in your own tree!


  31. Robyn
    Feb 18, 2012 @ 20:30:58

    What a neat experience to see a bald eagle so close and have your camera! I enjoyed the squirrel picts too. Bob, what a character.


  32. Kay L. Davies
    Feb 18, 2012 @ 21:20:19

    Isn’t it wonderful how farm animals can recognize a predator? Some of your pea fowl or your youngest goats might never have seen an eagle before, but they know it means danger.

    Kay, Alberta, Canada
    An Unfittie’s Guide to Adventurous Travel


  33. jidhujose
    Feb 19, 2012 @ 03:04:13

    I think its long distance shots
    My Camera-Critters


  34. Costin Comba Photography
    Feb 20, 2012 @ 10:48:27

    Bird’s king. Have a nice week. Greetings from Romania.


  35. jen
    Feb 21, 2012 @ 06:31:28



  36. Kristi {at} Live and Love Out Loud
    Feb 22, 2012 @ 13:01:29

    Awesome capture! Thanks so much for joining us in the Poetic Winter Photo Challenge. We’re moving on to our final theme on Friday, Calm. Hope you’ll stop by and join us again. Have a great day!


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