Look at this beautiful bald eagle!
Do you know who took this photo?
So we went to our ranch this weekend for a short little getaway. It is always nice to take a short drive out of the city and get into some open space! We already live outside the city pretty much and have space…but this is even more so. Anyways, to get to the story of the one that got away..
I am standing outside taking in the peace and quiet when I look over at the lake about 100 yards away and see a giant bird swoop down and glide over the top of the lake. What really caught my eye was the size and the fact that it was flying so low and parallel to the water. Thats when I noticed the white head and yellow beak and called out for someone else to look! It was so close, it was unmistakably an eagle, but I needed back up! The family that lives next door was standing outside with me and the husband is our ranch hand who has LOTS of experience out there. He assured me that is was a bald eagle. So my husband and kids all come out to see it. It has now landed on the top of the tree right across the lake from us. See the gorgeous photo below…
Oh, wait! THAT’S RIGHT! I DIDN’T HAVE MY CAMERA!!!!!!!!
and it gets worse…or better. Depending on your perspecitve.
Suddenly we look over and in the sky ANOTHER bald eagle is approaching! ANOTHER ONE!!! On our property. In Texas. It was crazy. And as if to say, “Na Na Na Boo Boo” to me, it lands on the top of the tree right next to the one that is already there! See that gorgeous photo below..
oh, yeah…once again….
Well, as if it couldn’t get worse…it does…
As we stood and looked at them for a few minutes and then decided to leave them in peace, we got in the Kubota to head off and what do we see in the sky heading our way…
yep…another one. Seriously. 3 bald eagles. No camera. I hang my head in shame.
I did find out that there was a bird rehabitation not far from there and I figure that’s where they all came from that day. Perhaps they were released together? I have some gorgeous photos in my head and ultimately, I am glad that I lived in the moment with my family. You can’t capture everything.