Friday, April 10, 2015

Beautiful Birds

Had a couple of encounters with two different beautiful birds. The first in my own backyard. A hawk was perched on a chair in our yard near the lake.

I started out taking pictures from a good distance away, but when he didn't fly away I got closer and closer until I was right in front of him. I kept thinking if he attacks, my first thought will be, "You knew better!"

I kept snapping until the wings ruffled and lifted up. I think that was my warning. I blinked first and backed away.

My second encounter was an eagle in the wild. At Shiloh Tennessee, in the middle of the battlefield and canons, a pair of eagles have built nest and had babies.

The nest was enormous.

Would love to go back when the babies start to fly.