Saturday, June 26, 2010

Altered Eagle - Bunged Up Bald Eagle




Back in May, I took these photographs of a second year Bald eagle with a fouled up fowl leg. See how the left leg is hanging down? It should be tucked up close to the body like its other leg. The good news is that it was fishing and successfully. I took the photographs in Warren, Maine during the Alewife run. The eagle was catching plenty of Alewives and competing with Ospreys and assorted gulls. You could think of that as the Special Olympics for eagles. No fishy, no livey or something like that. I hope it makes it and wins the gold. If it does, would that make it a Golden eagle? No, just bald and lucky. I know quite a few guys who wish they could say the same. If only they would drop the comb-overs maybe they'd get lucky, too. Bald ain't all bad. Posted by Picasa

7 comments:

  1. Great shots of the Bald Eagle Robin. Love the amusing comments also...well done...great blog.

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  2. Thank you, Abbot. I love having followers from 'Across The Pond!"

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  3. Bad leg just a minor irritation for this magnificent Eagle. BTW no comb overs here, just getting thinner...on top that is..Lol.

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  4. Flighty (and Baldy) FredJune 29, 2010 at 4:59 PM

    Harrumph!

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  5. Bravo to you, Flighty for not going the comb-over route! Is "harrump" a bull frog imitation?

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  6. "Special Olympics for eagles"???? What kind of a mouth-breathing asshole would make a statement like that?? Why don't you give it one second's worth of thought before making a "funny" comment like that, you scumbag.

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    1. Gerard,
      The "mouth-breathing asshole" has a nephew with Down's Syndrome, a "special" cherished nephew, a family member who is deeply loved and valued, in word and deed. And you? Whom do you love in word and deed? I am going to guess that the only being you can love is yourself and the sound of your own shallow voice.

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