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The Eagle Has Landed...Literally


God has really been showering us with treats of the nature variety lately here on our farm on the prairie. Almost two weeks ago this guy showed up....

Our 7 year old granddaughter Faith snapped this picture. She loves photography.

Yes, it is a bald eagle, and he is beautiful! Brad saw him first and then he disappeared for a few days and I was so bummed because I missed him. 

Then he came back with a friend.

This pic is blurry, but it was the best I could get before he flew.

My assumption was that this was a female, but I have been told that it is only young. This picture is very graphic, but that is the way of nature. The birds are feasting on a dead coyote. To me, a dead coyote is a good one. Hope that doesn't offend anyone, but one afternoon this fall I was chiseling cornstalks, and five of the scariest looking coyotes followed me up and down the field chasing down field mice. 


And very glad to be on a very large tractor in a secure cab with my cellphone ready to call B11 (my husband) if I had any trouble. We have had a couple of large dogs just "disappear" in the past, and I have always wondered if they had a run-in with a coyote. Also, sometimes at night, it sounds as if thousands of them are howling all around us. It is just plain creepy.

This guy means business and I wouldn't want to mess with him.

The community buzz is that several eagles have been spotted in our county, and I think everyone is hoping they just might stick around. 

Our high school mascot is the eagle, so wouldn't that be cool?

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