Posts Tagged ‘distance’

A Miniature Redbird

Buffy accompanied me out in the backyard, to walk around and see what we could see.

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I must say I’ve never seen a red bird such as this one. It’s actually made of leaves, and is perched high in the pine tree in my backyard. I can’t imagine the chances of leaves “making a bird,” especially one with an eye, white eye ring, both beaks and a long tongue. Now I need a name for it. Obviously, it has to be a new species.

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  I couldn’t see the details in this picture from a distance, and I didn’t see them until I got the picture in the blog.

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 Now I need a name for it … because it must be a new species.

 

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Morning Surprise!

I opened the front door to see if it was still raining …

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and there stood a bald eagle in the field across the highway.

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I couldn’t see what it was eating on.

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It didn’t allow three crows to share in its meal.

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It had to be a mammal with a rib cage like that.

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My husband estimated the distance to the eagle to be about 125 yards. I went back to the front door to take more pictures, and it had flown.

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It wasn’t long before the eagle returned

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… and another came for the deer meal too.

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The light rain had quit.

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 The eagle on the right pulled on a fresh deer skin

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that someone had apparently dumped.

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The eagle in the foreground looks to be a immature by its dingy-looking head.

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This picture shows the remaining mottling on the underside of the younger one, and that its tail isn’t completely white yet.

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They will return to feed as long as food remains. Others might come too.