Monday, July 7, 2008

Amazing Treat This Morning!!

I am a self-titled Bird Nerd. For years, I have been very interested in watching and identifying birds we've seen locally. This morning, as we were headed to a beach on Canandaigua Lake, we were heading north on Rt. 245 and I spotted what I first thought was a huge hawk soaring through the valley. As it got closer, I got goosbumps when I realized it was a HUGE Bald Eagle. As we drove past it, I could see how enormous the wingspan was and the bright white head and yellow beak shone in the sun. If I wasn't being tailgated at the time, I would have stopped and tried to watch it or snap some pics.

While Bald Eagles are not all that common in this area of NY, I have heard about them being spotted locally. Jay has seen them a few times, but it was the first time that the girls and I got to see one. They are marvelous and magnificent birds. I feel blessed to have seen it and hope that I see another soon!


Gretchen said...

I am not a bird nerd, but I would have totally loved that! I've only ever seen them in captivity (at a bird refuge).
I DID, however, see a pretty big brown bear on the side of the road on my way out to pick up my son at my sister's yesterday, however. He was just chilling at the edge of the woods. I SO wish my kiddos were with me!

Tracy said...

WOW! That's so cool and unfortunately something you might only see onece or twice in a lifetime.

Devon said...

wow. That is really cool. We used to live out in a very wooded area in the mountains in Virginia and I was driving through the windy road to work on morning and on this tree branch that stretched across the road, was this huge bald eagle. He was magnificent. I stopped the car in the middle of the road and watched him sit there for a few minutes. It was really an amazing sight. I never saw one again out there.

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