Eagles and Sunshine on a Sunday Afternoon

We took some time to ourselves Sunday afternoon and explored a familiar place, Eagle Bluffs Conservation Area, near Columbia, Missouri.

How often do you get to see an eagle, on her nest, with young ones?  And then how often do you get to see two occupied nests in one day?  Here are a few images that I just have to share.

The adult eagle is in the upper left corner, and the nest in the lower right.  Notice the heads of the two young ones!

This is as close as my lens would allow, but it is still so amazing to see these beautiful birds.

This is the second nest we were able to see, with the adult keeping a watchful eye.

This area is simply beautiful.  We saw so much more than my pictures can tell.

And through the trees we could see turtles sunning on logs, but they escaped quickly into the water if we moved closer.

This is a place I am certain we will return to many times.

6 Replies to “Eagles and Sunshine on a Sunday Afternoon”

  1. I think a trip there with Garrett is in order for the next time he goes to Camp Grandma Friday.

  2. These pictures are amazing! I’ve only seen an eagle and baby on the nest one time and just like you, my lens wouldn’t reach that far! I was surprised at the size of their nests! Their huge!

  3. Deuteronomy 32:11-12
    “Like the eagle that stirs up its nest, and hovers over its young, God spreads wings to catch you, and carries you on pinions.” Thanks for sharing, Deb. What a beautiful blue sky!! Lovely pictures of what sounds like a lovely day!! Pax

  4. Debra, these are incredible pictures. Looks like a magnet for all nature lovers. I agree that Garrett would love it.

  5. What a beautiful spot, Deb! I’ve only seen eagles rarely and can vividly remember each place and occasion. I’ve never seen babies in the nest. You were fortunate to get photos, even from far away.

  6. Great observations, Deborah, I would have never imagined how big the eagle’s nests might be… The area must be very interesting, it’s easy to understand you are certain to come back.

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