Friday, December 31, 2010

Christmas Day Bald Eagle

DSC_0030 Bald Eagle over the Kennebec River, Norridgewock, ME 12-25-10

Gus and I spent Christmas Day in Maine with his parents.  When we finished our eating and the visiting was done and everyone left I went out for a drive by myself in search of birds.  While I did not see many, I found what I was looking for: this Bald Eagle perched in its favorite tree over the Kennebec River. I first spotted it from Oosoola Park at the junction of Rts. 2 and 139. I then drove across the bridge to River Road for a closer look. I took as many photos as quickly as I could without disturbing the bird.  I did not want to scare it away on such a cold day. Down below the eagle ice was forming on the river and large sections of collected slush were floating by like icy rafts in the black dark water.

As a bit of a shout out, the blog Birding is Fun, one of my Favorite Birding blogs, posted a Birder Profile of Kathie Brown on Thursday, December 30th.  Robert does this as a regular feature and I encourage all of you to visit his blog, which is well written and photographed!

Happy New Year Everyone! See you in 2011!



  1. What a nice interview on Birding is Fun, Kathy. Nice to know you a little better. Wishing you a Happy New Year and safety for all your family, especially your son. Happy birding!

  2. Lovely interview. I enjoyed it so much, Kathie. I'll always remember your organizational skills for birding. While I noted life birds on the back of a napkin, you always had your journal with you.

    Love you!

    Happy New Year. I hope everything calms down for you and 2011 is PEACEFUL.

  3. Awesome Christmas sighting Kathie and these captures are amazing! Off to read the interview.

    Happy New Year!

  4. Happy New Year Kathie, the eagle is a beautiful Christmas gift.

  5. Ruth, thank you for your kind and thoughtful comments. Happy New year to you also.

    Mary, thank you dear birding buddy and friend! It has been very peaceful this week. I hope it continues for the rest of the New Year!

    Gaelyn, thank you! I hope all is well with our new home!

    Celeste, I agree!

    Hey everyone, my batteries in my wireless mouse are about to die so I have to sign off. Will hopefully be able to buy new ones sometime tomorrow and log back on!

  6. I enjoyed reading the interview article on Birding Is Fun. Thanks for the link. Great shot of the Bald Eagle too. We seldom get a close look at one of them up here on our ridge. Have a great 2011 -- and don't forget to buy more batteries. :-)

  7. What an adorable bald eagle, he was just right for a Christmas sighting as he looks just like Scrooge.

    Great interview of you as well.

    Have a wonderful 2011, may you double your bird count and get rid of your pesky neighbour!

    Hugs and Blessings . . . Arija

  8. Thats an amazing sight to see Kathie.

  9. Thanks Kathie! We're just starting to get settled in our home in Bountiful, Utah. Just put out a couple feeders today, but haven't had the chance to do any birding.


Welcome to my nest! I hope you will enjoy spending time here with me and the birds. Thank you for your comments. I will try to get back to you as soon as I get back from counting more birds.