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Monday, February 21, 2011

Tall Trees and Birds

Look for the Bald Eagle in the center tree.  See him there high up on the right?  You might have to click on the photo for better viewing.  Two crows are in the tall tree in the foreground, difficult to photograph.

This is the picture I took (using the zoom feature) just as the Bald Eagle turned his head.

One very cold and sunny afternoon recently two crows perched companionably near the top of a tall tree.  They seemed to be enjoying the warmth of the sun, and perhaps they were doing a little courting as well.

It wasn't long before a Bald Eagle settled in an adjacent tree, his weight bending the spruce  branch on which he perched. The eagle sat facing the southeast corner, and his head, one side and part of his back received the full benefit of the sun's rays.  He remained almost motionless, moving only his magnificent head to scan the road and fields.

Meanwhile, the two crows in the other tree were completely at ease and in no hurry to leave.  In fact, they didn't fly off until the sun began its descent in the west  a short time later.  The Bald Eagle stayed until it grew dark.