Wordless Wednesday...P.I.T.

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Home Stager with Room Service Home Staging

Wordless Wednesday...P.I.T.

 

P.I.T.?  Patriot In Training!

 

What a treat we had last week when we pulled into Kickerillo Mischer Preserve!  There at the top of a light pole, maybe 50 feet high was a juvenile eagle. 

 

 

We know that there is a bald eagle in the Preserve so we’re thinking this is one of its recently hatched babies. 

 

This was one of those times when Roy Kelley's words were ringing in my head...Always have your camera at hand. 

 

Unfortunately, all we had were our iPhones and my 12 Pro is good but not good enough to catch an eagle 50 feet away. 

 

We brought our big-boy camera back and finally got a shot of him/her. I learned from attending a photography contest judging event that these kinds of photos...a bird on a tall tree/light pole with the sky in the background is rarely a good shot. 

 

However, sometimes you have to take what you can get!



Keep your feet on the ground, but let your heart soar as high as it will. Refuse to be average or to surrender to the chill of your spiritual environment. Arthur Helps

 

Refuse to be average. Let your heart soar as high as it will. Aiden Wilson Tozer

 

Don't quack like a duck, soar like an eagle. Ken Blanchard

Comments (27)

Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Good Wednesday morning, Kathy.

Take care, be safe and have a great day.

May 12, 2021 08:22 AM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello Kathy, My wife always like seeing hawks and eagles and even has a bird book in her car if she does not know one.

 

May 12, 2021 09:12 AM
Ed Silva
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

What a rare treat for you and having the camera certainly paid off and Thanks for sharing

May 12, 2021 11:31 AM
Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, CRB, Phoenix Broker
HomeSmart Real Estate BR030809000 - Phoenix, AZ
602-380-4886

OMG Kathy you would absolutely LOVE the photos going around in a AZ wildlife group I am in.  Awesome eagle pictures every day - with and with out the babies.  AMAZING shots.  I'll see if I can find a few and share them. You'll appreciate them to the max.

May 12, 2021 12:01 PM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Kathy,

What a nice shot!  It reminded of being in Alaska, and seeing fields of eagles.  One of the Channel Islands has a eagle cam, and the bald eagles are thriving.  I often see a gold eagle in one of the trees, and once we did see a bald one in the marshes...A

May 12, 2021 12:01 PM
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker, eXp Realty - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

I saw a beautiful hawk soaring high in the air this morning. Our feathered friends can be wonderful to watch.

May 12, 2021 12:01 PM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Kathy we have hawks and eagles around her and they are majestic looking birds.

May 12, 2021 12:34 PM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Sharon Lee we thought it was at first, that or an osprey. But we know that there's a bald-headed eagle at the Preserve so we're pretty sure that's what it is. 

Wayne Martin we don't take it with us like we used to but you really need one for these kinds of shots. 

May 12, 2021 06:29 PM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Bill Salvatore - YVP Blog  you can tell when someone has sighted the adult eagle...everyone stops and looks up and stares. 

Nina Hollander, Broker that's what it felt like for me!!!  

May 12, 2021 06:33 PM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Grant Schneider iPhones are great for everyday photos but yes an SLR is so much better for wildlife and when you can't get up close and personal. 

Rocky Dickerson we love seeing what's waiting for us with each walk. 

May 12, 2021 06:37 PM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Michael Jacobs walking for me is like meditation. 

Roy Kelley I'm glad the eagle came back when we had our camera with us. 

May 12, 2021 06:40 PM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Hi Will Hamm good idea. Larry has several bird books at home that he references. 

Ed Silva thankfully, he came back several days so we brought our camera with us. 

May 12, 2021 06:43 PM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, CRB, Phoenix Broker I hope you'll share them!!!!  I love seeing photos of animals. 

Ron and Alexandra Seigel I love studying and observing wildlife!!!

May 12, 2021 06:46 PM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Kat Palmiotti hawks are beautiful but I shoo them away from our backyard birds. 

George Souto you are lucky!!! We do see hawks and other birds but the only eagle I've seen has been at the Preserve where we walk. 

May 12, 2021 06:48 PM
Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent

That's a nice shot, Kathy.  I remember a few years back, I had taken what was supposed to be a quick trip to the grocery store.  However, once in the car, I decided to take a little ride up to nearby Gold Country.  There was an eagle who had made her nest upon the top of a power pole.  And, there I was taking it all in, but alas, I had left my camera at home.

May 12, 2021 08:27 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Kathy I am with Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, CRB, Phoenix Broker  can not say it better, Endre

May 12, 2021 10:08 PM
James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

Morning Kathy.

The eagles have long left our area, but with the change of the season we know they will be back.

May 13, 2021 12:11 AM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Hi Kathy:

What a treat to see that young eagle.

I used to take my camera everywhere but have gotten out of the habit. While the iphone camera works pretty well there are times I regret not having my good SLR camera!

Jeff

May 15, 2021 10:11 AM
Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty
Waves Realty - Melbourne, FL
Florida Space Coast Homes

I am lucky enough to see a lot of them. They are truly the most majestic birds.

May 28, 2021 07:18 AM
Carla Freund
Keller Williams Preferred Realty - Raleigh, NC
Carolina Life RealEstate & Relocation 919-602-8489

Lovely! So nice to enjoy and appreciate God's creatures!

May 28, 2021 08:16 AM