Swooping In

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Published by the Sierra Club as the Daily Ray of Hope.

 

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IMG_0702, originally uploaded by Tokenhippygirl.

In Flight

In Flight, originally uploaded by Tokenhippygirl.

I took so many shots of the bald eagle. There were some as it was taking off, but sadly none turned out clear. This was the only one of it in flight that sort of worked. I like it.

Coming in For a Landing

Coming in For a Landing, originally uploaded by Tokenhippygirl.

This heron found a great perch. Fun to see it fly in and land.

Looking for Dinner

Looking for Dinner, originally uploaded by Tokenhippygirl.

This bird kept looking down at the water. So fun to just watch it. We were worried it would consider the dogs as prey. After all, they are small enough to be an option for it. They must have been too camp nasty to look tasty.

Bald Eagle

Bald Eagle, originally uploaded by Tokenhippygirl.

So the amazing thing was Karen, I, and the dogs went for a little walk along the creek, walked around a bend, and there, in the middle of a marshy area was this bald eagle. Really amazing. I can’t do it justice, still cursing under my breath that I need a bigger lens. But I managed to get a few shots that were OK. So cool to see one that close to us. What fantastic creatures they are.

Evening on The Columbia

Evening on The Columbia, originally uploaded by Tokenhippygirl.

Sun setting, Columbia River, Osprey… there’s nothing better than that.

The Obscure Eagle

The Obscure Eagle, originally uploaded by Tokenhippygirl.

I took this photo yesterday. Yes, there is a Bald Eagle in this photograph. Really. Look closely. Sadly, by the time I got in the clear it took off. Seems it was a bit camera shy.

Migratory

Migratory, originally uploaded by Tokenhippygirl.

Looking For The V

Looking For The V, originally uploaded by Tokenhippygirl.

Winter

Winter, originally uploaded by Tokenhippygirl.

I like this one. Simple and pretty plain though it might be, it says it all about a lovely winter day. Crisp blue sky, trees with no leaves, and a bird flying above.

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In Flight, originally uploaded by Tokenhippygirl.

Geese taking flight in Portland, Oregon.

Taken December 8, 2007 with the Canon EOS Digital Rebel XT.

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Up and Away, originally uploaded by Tokenhippygirl.

Bird in flight, Lake Mead, Nevada.

Taken on January 1, 2008 with the Canon EOS Digital Rebel XT.

Bald Eagles

Bald Eagles, originally uploaded by Tokenhippygirl.

Sunset our second night at Davis Lake was beautiful and made even more so by the two Bald Eagles sitting watching over the area.

Roosting

Roosting, originally uploaded by Tokenhippygirl.

Loads of birds nest and make their homes near the tide pools at Yaquina Head in Newport, Oregon.

Taking Off

Taking Off, originally uploaded by Tokenhippygirl.

While in Newport we drove out to the Yaquina Head Lighthouse and then wandered down to the cool basalt beach there.

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Looking Up, originally uploaded by Tokenhippygirl.

Looking up from the kayak while roaming Scappoose Bay.

Taken with the Canon PowerShot SD750.

NYK

NYK, originally uploaded by Tokenhippygirl.

We’ve had a pretty good weekend. The weather’s been absolutely beautiful, Kert started working on our rental house (thanks Kert), we cleaned up a bit around our house, we took the boy for a nice walk yesterday, bought ice cream cones, and we’ve had some time to just relax and be at home. Everything a person could want from a weekend with the exception of having a longer weekend.

Right now we’re watching the Academy Awards (loved the song Falling Slowly from the movie Once), the boy is chewing contentedly on his bully stick, and it’s still not even eight o’clock. Right on. And again I’ll say… life is good.

Up and Away

Up and Away

Originally uploaded by Tokenhippygirl

January 1, Lake Mead, Nevada… this guy was hanging overhead trying to take the right moment to swoop in and grab some of the bread we were feeding to the fish at the docks.

Keeping Watch

Keeping Watch

Originally uploaded by Tokenhippygirl

Where there are people feeding fish and where there are fish, there are gulls.

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Gulls at Lake Mead, originally uploaded by Tokenhippygirl.

Well, this is it. The countdown begins with this shot taken today at Lake Mead, Nevada.

Shot taken with the Canon EOS Digital Rebel XT.

True Gangster

True Gangster, originally uploaded by Tokenhippygirl.

St. Petersburg, Florida

Taken with the Canon Powershot SD500.

I missed an entry yesterday, but what with getting ready to leave on the road trip and then leaving, I was a bit tired by the time we stopped driving yesterday. Today I’m posting from Salida, CA.

Eyes of a Pelican

Eyes of a Pelican, originally uploaded by Tokenhippygirl.

St. Petersburg, Florida 2006

Taken by Karen with the Canon PowerShot SD500.

In Flight

In Flight

Originally uploaded by Tokenhippygirl