Saturday, June 20, 2009

Not An Eagle


A hectic day, busy, busy, busy!!! When I got home I was moderatly grouchy, and moody. I could offer excuses, but I won't... I didn't want to sit in the house and re-live the day in my mind so I grabbed my camera and wife (m-m-m-m reverse the order - grabbed my wife and then the camera) and set out on my Eagle Hunt.


I have been obsessed the last several months with getting a picture of an eagle and I learned recently that there may be some eagles hanging out at the Cedar Falls power plant. So off we went - When we got to the power plant I was almost "giddy" because as I looked up I saw what I thought were eagles just hanging out, sitting on a rail and visiting..., but when I zoomed in I noticed red on their heads and kind of a crooked neck - they're not eagles. I believe they are a turkey vulture of some sort...






damn... the hunt continues... As I was recovering from the disappointment of not finding an eagle I noticed the sun was setting and decided to chase it (is that like chasing windmills?). I caught up to it at a bend in the Cedar River in Cedar Falls and as it was setting the colors were gorgeous. After shooting 82 pictures (I always take a lot) we just sat and watched as the sun went down. It was relaxing and the perfect end to a day. I'll look for the eagles tomorrow...







A beautiful sky...


3 comments:

lakeviewer said...

Keep looking. Meanwhile, thanks for the lovely field trip.

Sara G said...

Hi Robert, very cool photo's.
How far are you from Knoxville, IA?
We went to Lake Red Rock in November and got some Eagle pictures.
They are by the dam. When you park in the dam parking lot you will walk towards the dam and go off to the right. Just follow the edge of the lake and there is an area of trees where the eagles were perched in the trees. We seen EIGHT!!!

Roshni Mitra Chintalapati said...

well, at least they gave you that wonderful sunset to watch!