March 9, 2014

Gaggle of Photogs

Bieber sighting?  Waiting for the latest scandal induced apology from a politician?   Nope -- all these still photographers (and then some) were camped out yesterday at Ozzie and Harriet's nest in Ft. Myers waiting for the bald eagles' one surviving baby to fly for the first time.  I've visited the nest only a handful of times this year and was surprised to see so many photogs.  What I didn't know when I arrived is that baby E4 is preparing to branch (that is, hop and/or fly from the nest to a branch) -- and everyone wanted to document the momentous occasion.  I was there for only 10-15 minutes and ended up seeing more activity with roaming still photographers than eagles.  Nevertheless, it's nice to see there's still lots of interest with the eagles.  This has been my longest absence from SDP -- nearly three months.  I can't believe it's been that long!  Between work, play and health, though, it's been unavoidable.  I don't expect regular posts just yet…but, I wanted to check in and let everyone know the entire SDP staff is alive and well.  Hope all's well with you in the blogosphere!

7 comments:

Jack said...

YAYYY! It is so good seeing you here, SRQ. Take your time, get healthy.

Mersad said...

That's some good gear there. Great glass too.

Kathy said...

Glad to see your post after a long absence. I totally understand - I've been in the same predicament lately.

Michelle said...

Great to hear you are alive and well!

Nancy J said...

Wow, did you manage to fir in a space for yourself? SRQ, hope all is on the mend for you, health improving or back to the 100% we all want, and weather doing what you want. Cheers, Jean. p.s. I am tempted to add up the dollars in their gear!!! and hope the little bird flies free soon.

We are: clamco said...

So good to see you surface after so long. I was wondering where you've been. I haven't checked in on the eagles. I admit that I didn't want to get emotionally involved again.
Too much going on in my own life. Maybe next season.

Kate said...

Obviously you have been missed, and we are so glad that your life now allows you "to branch" and get back into the fold!!