Aug 22-08

Past-E-Mail: Cam Notes - 2008: August: Aug 22-08
Eye to eye    ...scroll down to share comments
Photo by Frederic W. Koski
Up in the treetops    ...scroll down to share comments
Photo by Dorothy Stewart
New hatchling    ...scroll down to share comments
Photo by Judy Byykkonen

Mary Drew at Pasty Central (Mdrew) on Friday, August 22, 2008 - 07:24 am:

If you drive along the highways of the Upper Peninsula, you're bound to see an eagle either in flight or sitting atop the trees, checking its surroundings for a possible free meal. But in the case of our first shot today, it looks like our photographer, Frederic W. Koski climbed to the top of a tree himself and is going to get a visit from a young bald eagle. Now I've heard of getting "up close and personal", but this looks like a head-on collision waiting to happen!

Then Dorothy Stewart sent us another eagle. This one seems to be preoccupied with something other than the person snapping the photo, so we get a good profile view, hooked beak and all. Almost like he knows how majestic he looks and struck a pose for the camera.

The last picture today, comes from Judy Byykkonen and shows us the extreme size difference you can find in the birds UP here...from the large eagle, to the small newborn Robin perhaps, in the nest. Before I go further with my notes, let me state clearly, that Judy snapped this photograph after observing that the Mother bird was away from the nest and she did not touch the nest or the baby bird in any way.

This little newborn, looks to be all mouth right now, so I'd have to guess that Mom is out searching for something to feed her new little fuzzball. It won't be long and she'll have two mouths to feed.

By Smfwlk (Trollperson) on Friday, August 22, 2008 - 07:28 am:

Great pics!

By Deb S. (Usedtobeayooper) on Friday, August 22, 2008 - 07:29 am:

Baby birds are not the most attractive, but they sure turn out to be beauties!!!

By Alex "UP-Goldwinger" (Alex) on Friday, August 22, 2008 - 07:43 am:

Excellent photos!

By Theresa R. Brunk (Trb0013) on Friday, August 22, 2008 - 08:21 am:

Robins were my favorite bird as a child growing up in the Soo. First sign of Spring and the herald of morning. Now that I am in Florida, when they return I find I call my sister Carol, still residing in the Soo, to tell her Spring is only weeks away for her. It's like our own personal groundhog day :)

By Janie T. (Bobbysgirl) on Friday, August 22, 2008 - 08:39 am:

Last evening, just before dark, I watched an owl lurking in our meadow. They are pretty cool birds too!

By Ryan James Byykkonen (Rbyykkonen) on Friday, August 22, 2008 - 09:30 am:

Great photo mom!

By Brooke (Lovethekeweenaw) on Friday, August 22, 2008 - 09:36 am:

Great pictures!

By Helen Marie Chamberlain (Helen) on Friday, August 22, 2008 - 09:47 am:

Thanks to each one of you for these AWESOME photos today! GREAT way to start the day!

By Marsha, Genesee/Aura (Marsha) on Friday, August 22, 2008 - 10:13 am:

Those are some pictures!

By Uncle Chuck @ Little Betsy (Unclechuck) on Friday, August 22, 2008 - 12:00 pm:

Helen's right, "AWESOME" photos today!

"Never fear when the Eagle's in the air!"

By Serena Sturm (Serena) on Friday, August 22, 2008 - 12:11 pm:

Something is wrong I nor Carole can view the pics today. All we see is XXX. What's that mean??

By Serena Sturm (Serena) on Friday, August 22, 2008 - 12:13 pm:

Finally!! I thought our work put a block on Pasty Cam Holy Moly that would been horrible!

Great pictures!!

By RCW (Rcw) on Friday, August 22, 2008 - 02:04 pm:

I increased the size of Fred's eagle and it make's an awesome wallpaper. Nice going Fred.

By Cindy, New Baltimore, MI (Cindy) on Friday, August 22, 2008 - 05:02 pm:

Wow! Those are great pictures. That first one is absolutely spectacular! Great job!

By David C Cloutier (Dccloutier) on Friday, August 22, 2008 - 05:17 pm: featured a nice article about da UP today. Here is a link. I just hope that not too many people want to over run the place...

By Tim Holland (Tholland) on Friday, August 22, 2008 - 06:11 pm:

That first picture is probably what a Yorkshire Terrier sees before his first flight.

By David Hiltunen (Davidcorrytontn) on Friday, August 22, 2008 - 07:58 pm:

We are getting the Eagle eye in that first shot. I have seen more Eagle's here in TN. then any other place I've been. Earlier this Spring I got a good look at one just like in the top picture.

By Donna (Donna) on Saturday, August 23, 2008 - 07:04 am:

That top picture is one of the most phenomenal pictures I've ever seen. EXCELLENT!!!

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