As you can see from the pictures, today was a bright and sunny day, especially here, nearing the end of an Ohio winter. This was the first day in a long time, sadly, that we were able to get out and do some photographing. A lot has happened this year, a lot of stress, a lot of downs and ups. But today, was a great day!
We really didn’t have much planned for the day, so around 11 this morning we decided to go on a short drive to where we have seen an eagle and nest. It turned out to be our lucky day. We saw the nest and a small white head sticking out the top. I was able to pull off the road and took some long-distance shots. We then noticed a paved pull off, that was blocked off, but there was enough room to park. Much to our surprise, the pull off was an old access road that hasn’t been used in quite some time, but it led directly beneath the eagle nest. So, we were able to quietly walk right up to the tree where the eagle was nesting. Exciting, but absolutely no way to get any pictures of the eagle from that angle and the huge size of the nest.
As we kept walking, the eagle would occasionally pop its head up ever so slightly. Just enough to get the shots you see above. She was being a good mother and keeping her eggs nice and toasty, and as we were being quiet and not startling her or disturbing her, she seemed content to just keep an eye on us every once in a while.
We made our way back to the truck, drove away to check out another location, and then headed back towards home. We knew we would have to pass by the nest area again and were both on the look for the mate. Hoping that he would be somewhere in a tree nearby, and we could get some more out in the open shots. We were able to get a few shots of him, which I will post in a later blog, as I didn’t get those photos edited.
Today was a very great day. It reminded me of days and years past. Walking with the love of my life, taking pictures, oohing and aahhing together, and enjoying each other’s company. I have learned that each day we have together is a tremendous blessing.
So, go! Get out there! And Enjoy “YOUR” Wonderful World!