On an otherwise cloudless day, this lone cloud started drifting over my Walnut Tree. I started taking photos as it continued to move our way.
That’s when I spotted something flying overhead. See it at the upper left of the photo?
Luckily it soared closer. It’s a Bald Eagle!
Bald Eagle . . . → Read More and See Photos: Bald Eagle Flies Into View
The way the weather has been around here lately, any break in the rain is a reason to celebrate. People flock to the Willamette River, and so do the birds.
The heron rookery was still a bit quiet compared to a couple of weeks ago.
The herons are still around though and . . . → Read More and See Photos: Just Another Day on the River
My friend Jeff took this outstanding photo of a 4th Year Bald Eagle this past weekend in Central Oregon. What does 4th year mean?
Just like with people, it takes eagles a few years for them to grow into adults. See the dark marks on its mostly white head? Bald Eagles don’t have white . . . → Read More and See Photos: 4th Year Bald Eagle
Today the sun came out and life seemed to come out of the woodwork. This Bald Eagle flew over my head on my walk to the store. It was kind enough to pose!
After the store, I walked down to the Willamette River and saw this Red-tailed Hawk land in a tall tree . . . → Read More and See Photos: Birds of Prey on the Prowl
While I was watching the Great Blue Heron rookery, this 3rd or 4th year Bald Eagle flew by me down near the Willamette River.
It flew across the river and landed atop this fir tree. I got the best photo I could…
…considering it was pretty far away.
Related posts:Bald Eagle . . . → Read More and See Photos: Immature Bald Eagle Passing Through
My sons and I were throwing rocks in the river when my younger son looked up and saw this giant bird. It was an immature Bald Eagle- probably the same one we saw the day before watching the Hooded Mergansers. It was hovering only about 50 or 60 feet above our heads and circling, . . . → Read More and See Photos: Immature Bald Eagle in Flight
Below the immature Bald Eagle in my last post (look up in the tree) were many Canada Geese and two pairs of Hooded Mergansers.
Here’s one of the pairs. Recall on Christmas day I posted about a group of these birds in the middle of their courting dances. Well, I guess a couple . . . → Read More and See Photos: Hooded Mergansers Being Watched
Sometimes little birds aren’t kind enough to just stand still for a moment in a well lit location and pose for us to photograph. Bushtits are a good example of this, although my friend Joe got a nice shot of this one.
Joe also got a nice photograph of this Bewick’s Wren.
. . . → Read More and See Photos: From Bushtit to Bald Eagle