December 9, 2010

Bald


Okay...I know this isn't the greatest of pictures...and usually I wouldn't...but once you know the story behind this you'll understand...and also understand the bad pun I've tried to make with the title....

We were driving down Rt. 126 by Indian Hill's water reservoir on our way to the Duke Energy Christmas Train display. (Which is why I had my camera with me...) My daughter yelled out, "Bald Eagle!" Well...we knew of reports that one or two had been seen here, so we quickly made a turn around and pulled up close to the tree in the picture. Sure enough, there was a bald eagle in the tree!! I got my camera out of its bag and tried to quietly get out of the car....but I guess not quietly enough as the eagle took flight as soon as I did. Now...there was another car parked and the driver had gotten out just before I did with his camera....and we both started taking pictures as the eagle flew away. It wasn't until later that I realize that I had caught the top of his head in one of the frames...and the bad pun just came to me...bald eagle...bald spot....I know not that funny...but...

I was very apologetic to the guy about chasing the eagle away, but he wasn't upset as he had been there several times before and had gotten some great shots of it. So I guess I'll just have to go back sometime...it's not far from where I live...and try to be quieter!!


Here's a close up of the eagle from first picture...just in case you didn't believe that it really was a bald eagle...you'll have to do your own close up of the the guy's head....

1 comment:

Happy Little Trees Studio said...

Don't you just love seeing these birds in the wild!