Welcome reader to my blog - a mixture of this and that. Now that we are living in a retirement community in downtown Columbia, MD my personal gardening activities are somewhat curtailed. I still enjoy visiting gardens, reading, watching wildlife on my walks, traveling, and occasional food commentary. Please leave a comment if you feel inspired to do so. I read every one of them.

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Our Neighbors

We are really getting to know one of our neighbors - the bald eagle.

This photo was taken from our balcony on Christmas morning using the zoom.

Later that Christmas morning we walked around the lake where the bald eagle has been hanging out.

Some of the lake was still frozen and these Canada geese were lined up eating ice.

The bald eagle appeared over head then swooping down to the lake.

It landed across the lake.  

We discovered that there were dead or just frozen fish in the ice.  These gulls were feasting and the eagles were too as we stood and watched a pair of them grab fish.  Sorry couldn't capture that fast enough.

The heron likes to hang out at the edge of the dam.

Got a close up of the bald eagle

and its mate.

Finally here's a zoom in from the lake to my balcony.  It's the open one.  We are on the 11th floor and loving watching our neighbors, the bald eagles fly by.



Sue (this n that) said...

Hello Marcia, you have an excellent vantage point from your unit. It was so enjoyable seeing all the activity on the lake, thank you for your post. Cheers now, Sue :D)

Tom said...

We have more than enough geese, but an eagle of two would be nice.

Gosia k said...

you are lucky person I have never seen eagle in the tree only in the zoo

Fun60 said...

How fantastic to have that on your doorstep. Scotland has a lot to live up to!

Felicia said...

the eagles are so beautiful.

Lea said...

It is always a treat to see Eagles!
Wonderful for them to be so close to you.
I love Herons, too!

Dawn Y. said...

What a great neighborhood, Marcia! It's wonderful that you take the time to be mindful and appreciative of all the beauty surrounding you! It's such a peaceful feeling. ♡Dawn@Petals.Paper.SimpleThymes

Linda said...

Hello Marcia! What lovely captures of your wildlife neighbours! Beautiful photos, thank you so much for sharing, and Happy New Year and warm greetings from Montreal, Canada. :)

Cynthia said...

Such beautiful views of wildlife you have from your home. I would never get anything done because I would be staring out the window! Wonderful photos.

doodles n daydreams said...

Marcia, what wonderful wildlife shots, especially those eagles.
Hoping you had a joyful Christmas and wishing you health and happiness for 2017.

Diana lovely

doodles n daydreams said...

Whoops, delete lovely haha :)

Stewart M said...

Thats a very nice neighbour - I'd swap it for some of mine!

The 2017 thing was a typo!

Cheers and (a slightly belated) Happy New Year - Stewart M - Melbourne

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