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« on: July 04, 2019, 07:11:41 PM »

This guy landed on top of a tree in our back yard this morning and was kind enough to stay long enough for me to get a few pictures of him.  I wasn't able to get pictures of the two ravens and the three seagulls harassing him, though.  Hot the unusual flat shaped head.  Normally an eagle's head is more rounded.  Sort of appropriate for celebrating Independence Day, eh? (the "eh" was for Mike in Nova Scotia 😁). Note all the flies/mosquitoes flying around the eagle's head in the last shot.











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« Reply #1 on: July 04, 2019, 07:15:39 PM »

Wow, beautiful!
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« Reply #2 on: July 04, 2019, 07:32:37 PM »

Wow Greg .... some cool ,,, eh ? !!  LOL

Today we have received some of the heat you have experienced.  Some is the key word.  Right now it is 28.9 at our front door..... and no rain !!!

Maybe some have seen this camera set up by the NS Web Cam system.  Same as last year.  The 2 eggs hatched and the birds have grown very quickly.  Some one claims to have seen an eagle swoop by the nest at some point. 

https://www.novascotiawebcams.com/en/webcams/ospreycam/

Happy July 4th to all the US friends of Maxi Scoots.

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« Reply #3 on: July 04, 2019, 08:07:11 PM »

Great photos, Greg. Saw an eagle up close in the wild for the 1st time in Michigan's upper peninsula in April. Wish I had my camera ready for some superb photos like yours.
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« Reply #4 on: July 04, 2019, 09:38:01 PM »

That was quite a treat to see that.  Kind of appropriate for the 4th of July.
I was using my Nikon P900 with a zoom range of 24-2000mm.  Using the digital zoom results in a little bit of
digital noise, or graininess, but overall, it did a good job, especially since it has a small sensor.  We put Fletcher, our little boston terrier in the house, as eagles have been known to swoop down and carry off small dogs and the occasional unlucky cat.
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« Reply #5 on: July 05, 2019, 01:57:33 AM »

That looks like he is perched on the beginnings of a nest. Very nice.
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« Reply #6 on: July 05, 2019, 05:04:54 AM »

That looks like he is perched on the beginnings of a nest. Very nice.

No nest.  He was just passing through, and took a rest stop, I guess.  It was a treat.
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« Reply #7 on: July 05, 2019, 05:54:50 AM »

Great stuff, Greg.
Happy 4th to all!
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« Reply #8 on: July 05, 2019, 07:48:16 AM »

Great stuff, Greg.
Happy 4th to all!

Thanks.  Happy 4th to all here, too.  And it was 93˚ here today!  We are suffering without any AC. ☄️☀️🔥💥
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« Reply #9 on: July 05, 2019, 11:32:03 AM »

Great stuff, Greg.
Happy 4th to all!

Thanks.  Happy 4th to all here, too.  And it was 93˚ here today!  We are suffering without any AC. ☄️☀️

It was up over 100°F (43°C) here yesterday - with A/C & Medeterranian breezes (occasionally) It's supposed to start cooling down today. The fanciest birds we get over here are the occasional parrot, magpies, and an Asian J passing through.
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« Reply #10 on: July 06, 2019, 08:35:35 PM »

Not as hot here today.  Only supposed to get up to 86.  That's still hot.
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« Reply #11 on: July 22, 2019, 11:30:45 PM »

Are you seeing any moose when you water the grass?  Just saw a cool clip of a moose who has been frquenting a sprinkler in Anchorage.
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« Reply #12 on: July 23, 2019, 08:30:04 PM »

Absolutely amazing photography! I wish I had half your talent.

We had a backyard visitor too. My cell phone takes terrible pic at dusk.

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« Reply #13 on: July 23, 2019, 11:44:34 PM »

A bear :-)
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« Reply #14 on: July 24, 2019, 03:30:16 AM »

A bear :-)

I took a short video but didn't post it, some pretty foul language in it with the folks that were shocked. Lol
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« Reply #15 on: July 24, 2019, 03:53:47 AM »

Seriously a bear? Jeez.
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« Reply #16 on: July 24, 2019, 06:30:37 PM »

Are you seeing any moose when you water the grass?  Just saw a cool clip of a moose who has been frquenting a sprinkler in Anchorage.

Last moose we saw in our neighborhood was sometime last winter, across the street.  I tried to post the pic I have of it, but it said the file was too big and wouldn’t post it.  I’ll try it again.

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« Reply #17 on: July 24, 2019, 06:32:28 PM »

How’s this?


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« Reply #18 on: July 27, 2019, 03:29:36 PM »

Big moose!
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« Reply #19 on: July 27, 2019, 06:53:30 PM »

Big moose!

It’s always fun when a moose wanders through the neighborhood.  We also had one walk through our front yard last winter, but I wasn’t about to step out just for a close up photo of it.  They’re too unpredictable.  But we love our moose.
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