Friday, May 4, 2012

Camera Critters - Ospreys and Bald Eagle

These are still from Mason Neck Park.  At the gate the park ranger told us that some visitors had spotted Bald Eagles flying around, and he pointed out the trail where we might see them.  This was the trail we were heading too and ever hopeful but keeping expectations low, we were bowled over by first seeing the Osprey and then the Bald Eagle.  Gregg took all the photos of them, except the one I took of him at the end of this post. They were flying pretty high up but I have cropped the picture for a better look.   

Our first indication of the birds were the sound of the Ospreys flying high over our heads.  They sounded very agitated and were squawking loudly.  Then we saw the Bald Eagle flying across their territory and we thought this might have been the reason for their distress.  We also figured that they probably had a nest nearby and were being protective.



Ahhh, it was an Osprey, actually two of them.....







and a Bald Eagle.



What a beautiful sight!






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39 comments:

Antonette said...

Hahaha! I love the sayings you but in there. All joking aside, you produced some wonderful photos!

Misty Dawn said...

Awesome photos of a wonderful experience! A very fun post too.

TexWisGirl said...

how awesome! and i loved the pic of you w/ all the commentary. :)

Jane and Chris said...

Brilliant shots of the birds in flight, and your expression at the end is fabulous!
Jane x

Valerie said...

Oh I loved this. Conversation by photograph... wonderful. The pictures are excellent. You must have been thrilled to see those magnificent birds.

Sunray Gardens said...

Some great photos taken in flight.

Cher Sunray Gardens

RoeH said...

Love the post! And that eagle? WOW! Wish I could see one sometime.

Country Gal said...

Awesome photos ! Cute sayings in your photos of you guys ! Had to giggle ! Have a great day !

Shaun_ShutterBug said...

Beautiful animals aren't they. So majestic.

Thanks for sharing
Shaun
Valleys ShutterBug

gigihawaii said...

aw how sweet, Denise. Love those birds. Beautiful photos.

grammie g said...

Hi Denise...Oh dear to cute and awesome photo's!! ; }
Grace

helen tilston said...

What a very special experience and you captured the images so beautifully
As your new follower, I look forward to your visit and comments
Helen xx

The Elephant's Child said...

That was an amazing sight indeed. I loved the fan in the tails of the osprey. Just beautiful. And goodness, how imposing the bald eagle looked. I would be making panicky noises too.
Thank you.

eileeninmd said...

Awesome sightings, Denise! I love the sequence of photos. Both the Osprey and the Eagle are amazing birds to watch. Great post and I loved the captions and photos. Have a great weekend!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

What a cute post, Denise. I loved it--especially the captions... Great pictures of the osprey...
Hugs,
Betsy

Deb from WhatsInMyAttic said...

Lucky you to see such a show!! Your photos are amazing, and your presentation just a hoot. Cheers for you on all!

Lois Evensen said...

That was fun! Love your picture conversation. :))

Cezar and Léia said...

Wow, how exciting to capture their flight!
God bless you!
Cezar

ashok said...

wow...what a sight!

Marie said...

Oh, how wonderful! I am so jealous! Your hubby got some awesome shots! I particularly love the one of the osprey with the light filtering through his tail feathers!

Roy said...

It was amazing Denise.{:)

Linda G. said...

Love the captioned photographs. How appropriate the captions are for each photograph! Great pictures of the osprey and eagle. We were in Alexandria, VA over Easter holiday. We saw osprey in Old Town Alexandria, as well as at Mount Vernon. I had never been as close to an osprey nest as I was at those two sites. We saw an eagle fly over Mount Vernon too. That was such a cool sight!

Monica said...

Wow,- amazing photos of the bird!
:)

Valerie said...

Great shots of the osprey and eagle and an alert capture of the sneaky fox in your header - well caught! Thanks for sharing and visiting my blog. Happy week.

SandyCarlson said...

Out of this world captures, Denise! I love the light through the feathers.

KB said...

Amazing. My CC is up too.

(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

Awesome shots Denise -- amazing creatures:0

EG CameraGirl said...

Ospreys I'm familiar with. But I am so jealous of your eagle shot! :))

imac said...

Soaring high my friend.

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

Denise, cute captioning and nice shots of the osprey in flight and the bald eagle too. I have never been able to get good shots of birds in flight.

Kathy said...

What amazing in-flight photos you managed to get! You lucky girl, you!

Andrew said...

I have a big smile on my face...
A wonderful post...love the speech bubbles.

Jessica Cassidy said...

awwww! what a beautiful shots of the eagles :-) love the descriptions too, it is so cute :-) Dropping by from Camera Critters

Betty Manousos said...

hi denise,

what a delightful post! love those action shots of the eagle.
it takes a lot of patience and timing to get such good ones.

xx

Kathie Brown said...

Good humor and great photos! Loved it!

Janie said...

Funny post! Great photos of the ospreys and eagle, too.

Denise said...

Thank you for all the great comments everyone.

Mary said...

wow...wonderful shots!

Carver said...

Fantastic shots of the majestic birds in flight and fun commentary.