January 1, 2013

Photo of the Year

SDP 3-17-12
Traditionally, the theme day for January in the CDP community has been 'Photo of the Year'. I don't think there's an official theme day today, but I thought I would continue the tradition nevertheless. This shot was taken on St. Patrick's Day 2012 early in the evening. A bald eagle surprised me by flying around a bank of trees in the Sarasota city limits with what appears to be a rack of roadkill ribs. It was so low (just above an electrical line) that I think we startled each other. Definitely, an awesome memorable moment! I ended up calling the eagle family the Eddies (Edward and Edwina) and I have great news about them -- they're back! The other day I mentioned I saw two workmen climbing down the Eddies' cell tower and I was concerned they may have been scared away. Well, I saw both Eddie & Eddie yesterday morning. One was in the nest and the other was flying out of the nest. Excellent. I hope 2013 is filled with terrific photo opps for my friends in the blogosphere.  Happy New Year!

11 comments:

Kate said...

Perfect shot for the day! You are really soaring high in this photo...a beauty. To post your photo on the linky that Gerald England set up for us go here: http://ackworthborn.blogspot.co.uk/2012/12/cdpb-photo-of-year-2012.html Happy New Year to you!!

Jack said...

I remember this one. Great shot. Maybe the guy climbing the cell tower was helping to fix a problem with the nest. Unless the nest was interfering with reception, I'll bet the phone company likes to give nesting birds like the Eddies a break.

Have a fine year, SRQ.

Michelle said...

A wonderful shot and so glad The Eddies are back and doing well!

Gerald (Hyde DP) said...

wow - eagles nesting in town - don't worry about the wrong photo on the linky - the link is right and that's what matters - happy new year.

Ali Crehan said...

Love this one!!

Happy new year. :)

Andy said...

You are lucky to get a shot like this. I am still waiting to see my first eagle outside of captivity.

Lowell said...

This is as good as it gets! Magnifique!

Gunn said...

What a great (action) shot!

HAPPY NEW YEAR!:)

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Oh I remember this one too SRQ, so good. What brilliant news that they're back, you'll have to get your birder hat and long lens out again!

Buck said...

Whoa! An amazing photo. Not only the right place at the right time, but the presence of mind to take a perfect photo. Happy 2013!

Kay said...

This is a fabulous shot, definitely worth a "Photo of the Year" nod - and I can well imagine how exciting it was to take. Lucky you!