This year Auntie and I packed the truck with breakfast, cocoa, snacks, eagle book, binoculars and camera and off we go. It is only about 30 miles from my house so I make this trip every year and have done so for many years. It was a foggy, snowy day, but the roads were clear making it a wonderful day in my book.
During the month of December the eagles stop along the lake to partake of the spawning Kokanee salmon. Wildlife volunteers do a bird count, set up eagle displays and they have sighted over a hundred eagles this year.
Along the side of the road where I parked I found this interesting mountain side complete with moss, growing ferns and icicles. Click on the picture to see more detail.
I haven't mastered action animal or bird photography. I took many, many pictures of blurry eagles swooping down to catch their prey and tips of wings flying out of the picture. Someday I will master birds in flight and the patience to wait for the treasured shots. In the mean time these two eagles were so helpful and sat perfectly still for me.