tandem flight

For the Ragtime Daily Prompt: lingular.


Singular lingular lobe of the lung
infective invective now what’s to be done?
rolling and trolling and speaking in tongues
vote heath here not wealth here until healing comes

Look at this pair of eagles flying in tandem, together. Maybe they don’t agree with each other about everything. They are both individuals. But they fly together. A symbol for our country?

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For the Ragtag Daily Prompt: flight.

This photograph delights me. The young eagle is so ruffled and scruffy compared to the parent. Feathers all every which way, like a gangly teenager. And looks a bit sullen and grumpy, too. My teens were certainly hungry all the time and I suspect that the eagles were out because they are hungry too, so early in the spring.

Thank you, eagles!

As we walk away from the tree, here is a shot back. Both are still present but you do have to look for them. I look for the shape from a distance.

Adult and juvenile eagles high in a tree.
Adult and juvenile eagles high in a tree.

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Here at last are my two star close ups of the eagles. I am standing on the path right below the tree. The eagles are putting up with me with amazing patience. They are so high up that other people are walking right by and not noticing. Take out the earbuds! Look up!

I am submitting both to the Ragtag Daily Prompt: flight.

And thank you, eagles!

quick

I have a hummingbird feeder outside my kitchen nook, and a suet feeder too. The suet has been disappearing, but I don’t see birds on it. I wondered if the other birds were sneaking in at twilight, because the hummingbirds will chase larger birds away.

This week I was home for the plumbers on Wednesday. After they left, I looked out the window and there were six small birds perched on the feeder. I rush for my camera and catch four! And through the window. A friend says they are bushtits, which may be right….

uncaptured

On Thanksgiving I tried to capture a shot of one of our neighbor hummingbirds out the window. I have a feeder. They are so fast! Perched one moment and then gone. And yet I like the photograph….

Here is the best capture of this one…. not in focus but look at that red. This hummingbird’s throat looks green or dark from the side. The red is only straight on, flashed, startling and beautiful.

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