May 11, 2009

A Golden Eagle in our Neighborhood

It's hard to tell from these pictures (no excuses, I took them), but for almost an hour we had a golden eagle perched in a tree on our lake this past Friday afternoon.

He seemed to be torn between lunching on the squirrels who taunted him and the geese swimming just below his tree branch. I was able to walk fairly close to him, but he became agitated and shrieked at me before I got near enough to find a clear spot for a good photo. So, we're stuck with what I managed to get between the leaves and branches from no less than 50 feet. Still, having a huge golden eagle spend an afternoon on our dinky, abused lake was a special moment.

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