[Tweeters] Eagle vs swans and an eagle with a problem
debsstuff at comcast.net
Sat Nov 28 08:56:59 PST 2009
With the day off my husband and I made the trip up to Fir Island. The weather was beautiful and so were the birds. We stopped to watch a group of trumpeter swans take off and land when we saw a eagle in a nearby tree. We drove over to take a picture of the eagle and a few minutes later it took off. We thought it just got tired of us watching it when all of a sudden it flew low behind a bunch of the swans and tried to grab one. I had seen them look hard at snow geese before but never actually go after one. Allthough I'm sure they do - but a huge swan! The swan got away with all it's feathers.
I managed to get one good picture:
After Fir Island we made our way up to Samish Flats. We saw merlins swooping on the dunlins and a beautiful falcon sitting in the sun near the Padilla Bay visitor center. We drove around Samish Island and saw more eagles, I was taking pictures of another eagle with the bay in the back gound when it's mate flew by. I snapped a pic of it flying by and when I got home I looked closer at the picture only to notice that the eagle had a fish hook hanging from it's bill. This is a blown up picture of the eagle head:
I don't suppose there's any way of finding this eagle and removing the hook but I thought I would just let everyone know.
Have a good day
North Bend, WA
debsstuffatcomcast dot net
-------------- next part --------------
An HTML attachment was scrubbed...
More information about the Tweeters