Daily Image - Mar 2012 Archive - sonofjohan
12 Mar 12.  There is a 1963 movie titled "A Gathering of Eagles." A cold war story about a group of Air Force Colonels I've never seen because I always think of Eagles as being senior Naval Officers, and thus the movie must have been mis-titled and therefore suspect. Or perhaps it is because I don't go to the movies. Regardless, the real eagles are something I never tire of seeing, especially in the wild. During our trip to the Boundary Bay region of British Columbia, Canada on the 3rd of February, to shoot Snowy Owls, we sighted no less than 50 of them and that was without any effort. They are becoming as abundant as crows and just about as much of a nuisance. The Snowy Owls were very present along a dike that faces the bay, but for the most part they were not in a good shooting position - light wise - from where we were supposed to remain to keep the tree huggers from going into a panic and having a heart attack. I almost gave one just that when I suggested that they were sufficiently large and aggressive enough to take care of themselves and that getting within a hundred feet of them wasn't going to give them nightmares! It was most entertaining! She threatened to call the authorities and I suggested she do just that, the Ugly American that I am. So my success rate with the owls, other than actually getting to watch them for several hours just sitting on logs, rotating their heads 300 degrees, was not very good, but the Bald Eagle opportunities certainly were. This roadside gathering of eagles was quite animated, as was perhaps the movie, with the adult at 6 o'clock having just landed while the juvenile at 12 o'clock was seriously considering another location. ISO 500; 1/640 sec @ f /13.

12 Mar 12. There is a 1963 movie titled "A Gathering of Eagles." A cold war story about a group of Air Force Colonels I've never seen because I always think of Eagles as being senior Naval Officers, and thus the movie must have been mis-titled and therefore suspect. Or perhaps it is because I don't go to the movies. Regardless, the real eagles are something I never tire of seeing, especially in the wild. During our trip to the Boundary Bay region of British Columbia, Canada on the 3rd of February, to shoot Snowy Owls, we sighted no less than 50 of them and that was without any effort. They are becoming as abundant as crows and just about as much of a nuisance. The Snowy Owls were very present along a dike that faces the bay, but for the most part they were not in a good shooting position - light wise - from where we were supposed to remain to keep the tree huggers from going into a panic and having a heart attack. I almost gave one just that when I suggested that they were sufficiently large and aggressive enough to take care of themselves and that getting within a hundred feet of them wasn't going to give them nightmares! It was most entertaining! She threatened to call the authorities and I suggested she do just that, the Ugly American that I am. So my success rate with the owls, other than actually getting to watch them for several hours just sitting on logs, rotating their heads 300 degrees, was not very good, but the Bald Eagle opportunities certainly were. This roadside gathering of eagles was quite animated, as was perhaps the movie, with the adult at 6 o'clock having just landed while the juvenile at 12 o'clock was seriously considering another location. ISO 500; 1/640 sec @ f /13.

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