Monday, February 9, 2009

Hanging with Eagles (and Ravens)

This is a short movie of photos taken during one of our walks last week. The park abuts the landfill on its west side and as the landfill creeps closer to the western trails, the population of Eagles and Ravens on the trail increases. The birds are drawn to our human "leftovers" and seem to be well fed and thus complacent, allowing people to get very close to take photos. Even people with rambunctious dogs!

There are plenty of other trails in the park that are well away from the landfill, but some of my favorite walks are on these trails nearest the dump. Hardly anyone uses these areas and it's not unusual not to see another soul during a walk. The only sounds, aside from the landfill earth movers, is that of chattering Ravens and the high-pitched "weee" of the Eagles. There is an open valley to the right of our favorite trail and you can watch the Ravens and Eagles taunting each other and hear their calls echoing through the valley. A nice way to spend a few hours.

Sorry for the small size of the photos, this was really just a test video. I hope to get better Eagle close ups in the coming week.

1 comment:

  1. Hey, I enjoyed all of these--the garden photos are great. Also got to see Annie.