One year ago, to the day, we pulled in on Hanover Street. This street, in this little industrial area, leads down to Marsh Creek … a stinky place where many ducks hang around. We keep going there, because every now and then you can get to see some really odd bird. This time of year, in particular! I didn’t have any greater expectations, but I always look because you just never know who you might meet. This day last year proved to be one of those times!
Got out of the car on the parking lot, glanced a little to my right. It took a few seconds for my brain to register that what I saw was for real!
In the middle of the marsh, there’s some piece of land sticking up, and there he was! Feasting on some poor bird that he’d caught.
It’s quite far away, but I had the long lens on my camera … at least I didn’t have to mess with changing lenses, but I was so excited my hands were trembling!
I snuck up as close as I could get to the edge, and shot, probably fifty pictures, before he took off.
Today, one year later, I brought up the blogging page as usual, but my mind was more blank than usual. Looked at the suggested topic, but that didn’t appeal to me at all. Was meaning to either wait till later, or take one of my drafts that I have in store. It’s rare that my mind is this blank! Then I got one last idea … ‘Why not check out Flickr and see what you did last year on this date?!’ Turned out this was the day I saw the eagle and it’s a moment I’ll never forget.
I don’t know what type of bird it was he had there, but he tried to lift it up and take off. Apparently it was too heavy for him … he kept doing this with his wings several times. All pictures are clickable.
I’m very thankful to have these photos in my album because I’ll probably never get this close to a Bald Eagle again.