Monday, March 17, 2008

Out of the Garden V

We saw lots of wildlife while we were out birding sunday. This isn't exactly wild life but it was fun seeing this family of goats. The kid was most interested in us. It watched. It was very young. When Vinny, the crazy dog, started barking they all looked at us and then the kid ran to its mom on wobbly legs and started nursing.
On the wilder side of wildlife we saw a couple herds of deer. I tried to digiscope the deer but didn't get a very good picture. I couldn't see what I was doing since the sun was so bright. It was wonderful having the sun shining as it was so I am not complaining.
The Bald Eagle was patiently watching mostly in one direction. I figured it was looking for its mate to bring it something to eat. I could have stayed here of hours waiting to see what the other adult brought back to the nest but we went on.
I am glad we went on we found several First of the Year birds for us. Lesser Yellowlegs, American Pipit, Blue-winged teal were all FOY. All the birds are looking quite lovley in their breeding plummage.

20 comments:

  1. Lisa, glad you had such a good sunny day. The bald eagle is fascinating. I didn't know they were in your area. Do they come up here?

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  2. Lisa, I am impressed, too, by the bald eagle--I had no idea you could get that close to one. That must have been a thrilling sight.

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  3. You sure did see a lot more than I could ever see here in the cornfields of Ohio. Nice post.

    You might like to travel to Ohio to see me wearing a blog wig. A kind of fun time we had on my granddaughter's birthday.

    Brookville Daily Photo.

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  4. Beckie, I am sure thre are some near you. I will try to find out where. They like to follow rivers which are like highways for wildlife. They also nest near other bodies of water. Maybe you will get one at the marshy area near your house. They are becoming quite common.

    Rose, I didn't get close to the nest. I took a picture with my telescope. It just appears that I am close.

    Nancy, it was a great day to be out.

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  5. Abe, your wig pictures are priceless. Y'all had a good time I can see it in everyones eyes.

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  6. Does Luna get to go for your rides? Also loved your bloom day post! Buds are swelling and it won't be too much longer before warmer temps arrive although it doesn't look like it will happen this week! Maybe next!

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  7. I love sharing your Sundays with you, there is always something interesting to see! Thanks.
    Happy St. Pat's also.

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  8. Yes Layanee Luna gets to go with us on most of our outings around the county. She is just not a trouble maker like Vinny. Vinny barks at everything and everyone. He even gets her stirred up sometimes.

    I think she overdid a little yesterday. She has been very quite and they both went to bed early last night. It was quiet here last evening. That is what we hope for with our little outings...tired dogs. Ha... We have to be more careful with Luna though.

    Glad you get to come along Teri. Even if it is via blog.

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  9. Wonderful photographs!

    Love the eagles nest! Look at the size of it! Amazing!

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  10. Yes Cyndy,the eagles nest is awesome. One year there was a smaller bird that nested in the bottom part of the nest too. I thought it a very brave bird. The Eagles didn't seem to mind.

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  11. Lisa, what a wonderful day you had, a baby goat, bald eagle, new birds, sun shining and tired dogs! Good for you and yours.

    Frances at Faire Garden

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  12. oh my goodness these are terrific images. don't see any of this living in london. thanx for visiting my blog.

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  13. How cool to see the bald eagle AND get such a good shot of it. Their nests are amazing.

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  14. Bald Eagle absolutely fabulous, what I would do to see that.

    Love the kid, how sweet was he.

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  15. Wow a bald headed eagle, I would love to see something of this size, i have seen a golden eagle through a telescope, but it was miles away. Mike.

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  16. Wonderful photos and love the Eagle one best! Also, great first for the year birds! Thanks for sharing!

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  17. I am glad everyone enjoyed our wildlife and not so wild life that we saw sunday.

    I knew Monarch would like the BAEA best. Most people do.

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  18. The bad eagle looks cool. How fortunate you got to see it. The neighbors used to have a few sheep, and on mornings when they came to graze on the grass in our yard it was a most beautiful pastoral scene.

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  19. Wow! A Bald Eagle! Looks like a beautiful day to get out and explore.

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