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Kelsey Z.

attack of the birds!

October 16, 2008 at 1:10 AM

I'm kind of a fan of these photo essay type blog entries.....but i keep promising to write something and so far that's not really happening. hmm....
Well this past weekend was Thanksgiving weekend here in Canada which meant fewer classes to attend at school, more studying (for midterms) to do and more time to kill. I've been feeling kind of down lately because I haven't had the energy to get out and go to the beach. It makes me sad because it's one of the few things I can do where I'm 100% free from the stresses of school and home (at least in the physical sense). On Saturday, I knew the weather was supposed to be nice so I got the bus as close as I could to the beach known here as Spanish Banks. I knew the tide would be out, so I wore my gum boots - got some strange looks from people at the bus stop - and spent my morning wading around in the shallow water taking pictures. I was trying to photograph a seagull at one point when it let out a horrible shriek (I've never heard such strange sound come from an animal before!) and all the water fowl within my sights range took off. I was a little confused as to why and it turned out there was a huge bald eagle nearby which flew over to where I was standing and started circling around my head from maybe 20-30 ft away then just as I was starting to get a little anxious about this bird's intentions it dove down right in front of me, not more than 20 ft away and caught a fish!

On a morning like this how could you not go out and explore?

I'm not afraid to get my feet wet!

or muddy...

The birds are out and strutting their stuff...

When along comes....

From Pauline Lerner
Posted on October 16, 2008 at 1:21 AM
I'm glad you went out and explored with your camera, and I'm glad you posted some of your photos. I just loved the series of photos of the eagle. Wow! I've seen eagles through binoculars, but never close enough to photograph. For those of us who find solace and renewal in Nature, experiences like yours are akin to miracles. They happen every day; we just need to go out and witness them.
From Paul G.
Posted on October 16, 2008 at 2:23 AM
I love the eagle! There's a spot here in Utah, and at a certain time of year, there are tons of them. Great pictures of the eagle! It's not easy getting close enough to get pictures.

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