After a wet and blustery day yesterday, the skies brightened up a wee bit towards evening ...
...but this is about as close as I'm going to get. If you get out your binoculars, you'll see a little touch of white in that massive nest. The eagle pulled it's head in as I approached...
...and then set sail! She swooped and swirled above me...and since I really had not planned to upset the nesting process, I made a graceful exit.
So I'll be watching from a distance from now on. They are such beautiful birds!
And while we are talking birds, I will throw in a few more.
We see a lot of trumpeter swans in our fields over the winter months, but they look so much better floating on the ponds!
Blue jays are plentiful, but evasive on this particular day...they love the hazelnut trees.I'll share a close-up photo by Linda! They are beautiful to look at...but not so nice to listen to (they have a rather harsh cry). They are the provincial bird of British Columbia...and are actually called stellar jays.