My adventures in and near Deep Canyon, located near Palm Desert, CA and the pinyon mountains near it.
A view from Pinyon Flats, next to Deep Canyon
Wednesday, November 28, 2012
Golden eagle~Wild Bird Wednesday~112812
There are golden eagles in the Anza Valley and this is the second time I've seen one. The first time, I saw one take off from their "Welcome to Anza Valley" signpost. I was driving by early in the morning, on my way to the feed store, when I saw a movement out of the corner of my eye. The eagle was just taking off from the sign. I was so shocked I nearly drove my car into the sand! By the time I fumbled around and got my camera out, it was long gone. That was about 5 years ago. I had not seen an eagle since then, until Sunday, when I was once again driving to the feed store. I saw something BIG on top of a telephone pole and, being older, wiser, and more experienced, I slowed down, got the camera out and ready, and stopped my car. I stayed in it and slowly drove forward because I didn't wish to scare it off. I knew it was an eagle because of its size and also look at the feathers on its legs. I mean, this guy was HUGE!!! He did take off and I got a few photos of him before he drifted over to another empty field, looking for his breakfast. I am pleased that I was here, at the right time, and was able to get a few pictures of this beautiful bird. Wild Bird Wednesday for November 28, 2012. To visit WBW, please go to: http://paying-ready-attention-gallery.blogspot.com/