Monday, October 29, 2012

Our National Symbol

The other day hubby and I were getting on I-4 and I saw a Bald Eagle!  I was so upset that I didn't have my camera and we weren't in a good place to pull over to attempt to use my cell phone camera.

Then today hubby and I were out and about with camera in hand just in case I saw some fun Halloween or fall decorations.  We were on our way home and cruising close to a lake and there it was, another Bald Eagle!  I was so excited and yelling to hubby "pull over, pull over"!  Talk about driving under pressure. LOL  We pulled off the road and I jumped out of the car!  He or she was sitting high, about 100ft away, over looking Lake Conway.  I started snapping while I could hear the birds behind me crying because this powerful bird was too close for comfort!  He didn't sit still for long, but it was a beautiful sight to see.  I thought with the election close by this was a perfect time to see a Bald Eagle.
I found a couple of websites with some great information about the Bald Eagle, our national symbol.  
http://www.baldeagleinfo.com/eagle/eagle9.html or http://www.usflag.org/baldeagle.html

I have to tell you that seeing our country's national symbol at this time has really lifted my spirits.  Seeing two Eagles in five days is a sign to me that everything will be okay, we're strong!
God Bless America!






He was fast and at this point about a 180 ft away!
Breathtaking!



16 comments:

Annmarie Pipa said...

oh my gosh!!! that is really incredible!! I have only seen those lovely birds in zoos. wow!!!

TexWisGirl said...

i am SOOOO jealous! i've never seen one in the wild! :)

Maple Lane said...

Incredible! Thanks for sharing with us.

Catherine said...

It's always a special treat to see such glorious creatures out in the wild. A gift really! Very nice - good for you!
xo Catherine

Beth said...

Awesome photos. Yes! God bless America!

Mary said...

That is so beautiful.

Ms. A said...

Lucky girl! You got some great shots. (I'm jealous)

That corgi :) said...

Beautiful Marie!! How neat you were there at the right time to see them two times; definitely God's timing indeed! And you are right, it really will be okay here in America!! God sent me a hawk after my mom died, I wrote about it on my blog, so whenever I see a hawk I know everything is going to be alright with whatever I'm going through:)

great pictures!

betty

SquirrelQueen said...

Oh Marie, what a fabulous sight! You got some great shots of him. Seeing two in one week is amazing, I haven't seen one in years. In AK I saw large groups of them often but since leaving there I have only seen a couple.

Tammy@Simple Southern Happiness said...

WOW what a superb capture!!! I would have done the same thing, getting hubby to pull over and I would have hopped out while the car was still moving.

HOPE your day is a good one.

Chatty Crone said...

Isn't that really unheard of in Florida? I will take it as a sign too. They were beautiful! sandie

Sandra said...

he is beautiful, i wonder if he visits us, you are only 90 miles away by road, and he can do a straight line. we have several out East and several in the preserve. but i have never gotten a photo of one. these are great. i can feel your excitement coming out of my screen.

Jacked Up Glock Mom said...

That is awesome, and gives me the same feeling as you.. It is a reminder of how strong our country is, and also reminds me of the freedoms we have. Thanks for posting

Ann said...

They are a beautiful sight to behold and I like the thought of what your sighting symbolizes. Works for me

Anonymous said...

I couldnt have said it any better to be honest! keep up the awesome work. You are very talented & I only wish I could write as good as you do :) …

mare ball said...

Wow, so rare to see an eagle! What a majestic bird. You are lucky to get those pictures!