WALK7207 3 yo kicked fish 2015

for some reason this 3 year old eagle too often misses the fish and sends it flying out behind him
sometimes the youngster will return several times to try and catch the fish
he didn’t get a chance to this time: an adult eagle dashed by, lifted the fish and was gone

WALK7681 one foot carry eagle 2015

the eagle does not have the osprey’s specialized roughened talons for holding fish
yet, even if the eagle has caught the fish with just one foot
it makes no effort to get the second foot on the fish or to a better position
this may account for the higher number of drops I see made, especially by the young eagles rather than by juvenile ospreys

Dear Friends:

At long last I have gotten my dreamingsongs photography site finished – where if something strikes your fancy, you can now order prints of many of my photos.

I will be placing the dreamingsongs link below the photo and its caption on any photo that I have ready for ordering.  It will look like this:


_RK_6770 eagle for announcement email2014

American bald eagle

to order this photo, please go to http://www.dreamingsongsphotos.com/

If you do not see a photo that you remember from the past and are interested in ordering it, please let me know the date and subject of the photo and I will get back with you. It is a somewhat slow process to place the photos into the web site – it will take me a while to get more of the photos up.

I hope that you enjoy being able to easily see many of my photos all in one place!

peace and grace,

doc ellen

_RK_3375 kestrel and frog 2014

The American Kestrel, size of a bluejay, is the smallest falcon in North America.
This male kestrel is undoubtedly the most colorful raptor in the same area.
He has caught a frog and is swiftly heading to a perch.