Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Eagles, Hawks and Wild Turkeys!

Wild Bird Wednesday!

Last week was a great week for bird photos.
My neighbor across the street called me up and said,
"Esther, I know you'll want to see this.
Bring your camera.
There's an eagle in the tree in my back yard!"

I could hardly believe it!
I'd been running to the lake on the other side of town to get pictures of eagles,
and here was a big one right on the edge of our neighborhood duck pond!

It made him a little nervous as I went in closer and closer
to try for some great shots,...

...And off he flew!

Just a couple of days later I spotted a large bird high in a tree top
as my husband and I were on our way home from Searcy County.

My husband graciously pulled over so that I could "zoom in".

The large bird seemed unafraid, and just looked at us
until my husband got out of the truck and made some noise...

...so that I could get a photo of him in flight.

A red-tailed hawk is what my husband thinks this is...
What do you think he is?
Majestic! That's for sure!

Just before the Marion County line we encountered these turkeys.
"Walk on left facing traffic!"
...I don't think these wild turkeys had heard that line!

Thanks for stopping by!
And in case you're wondering,
I came back from a blogging break on Rock4Today.
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Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Beautiful captures and yes,that is a Red-tailed Hawk.

mick said...

All great photos. The eagle is such a majestic bird.

Gunilla B├Ąck said...

Awesome shots of the eagle! It's a very handsome bird.

Margaret Adamson said...

Hi esther Wow Imagine an Eagle coming so near to where you live. You got great shots of it and the Kite. Love the last shot and your caption

eileeninmd said...

Very cool sighting of the eagle, Esther.. So close by, I hope it hangs around for awhile.. Maybe a new fishing spot.. Love the Redtailed hawk shots and the backside of the turkeys.. Awesome birds and photos. Have a happy day!

Arija said...

Great shots and so nice to see all three of these big birds.

EG CameraGirl said...

Oh, how great to see the red-tailed hawk!

Sue said...

Wonderful photos. How do you capture them so well?


Stewart M said...

I dont suppose that's the kind of call you get every day!

nice pictures.

Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

Esther Joy said...

No, Stewart, but that would be nice!