Wednesday, December 17, 2014

A Perfect Perch


for an eagle, that is...


The adult Bald Eagles rely heavily on this dead pine located near their nest.  This is not uncommon for them.  It has been documented that tall, dead trees make great perches because the view is clear and they can see for miles.  There are over 5000 perching birds known as passerines.






Suggesting to the Pres that we need a nice perch for an American Bald Eagle in our yard...just in case it decided to stop by, I picked this tree...the large crooked one broken off at the top.  Standing about 100' tall, it would be perfect perch for an eagle when it comes to visit. 



Originally we were going to take the tree down.  However, it is not dead revealing many smaller branches over the past few years and some day I hope to see an eagle perched on it.

Sharing the perfect perch with you and those at

Outdoor Wednesday

Wild Bird Wednsday


I think it's worth saving, don't you?

18 comments:

valerietilsten59.blogspot.com said...

Hi JP:
What a beautiful photo you took there of the bald headed eagle.. you are so very lucky to have him fly in and sit on a tree in your back garden.. A great idea to build a nesting place or perch.. Wouldnt that be great , if he came back always.
Wishing you a good week .. val xxx

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

After reading this post, JP, I thought about an often quoted line from a film, "build it and they will come" so hoping that your tree provides the perfect perch for future eagle landings and sightings.

Pamela Gordon said...

Beautiful captures of the eagle! I hope one finds your tree a perfect perch. Have a great day!

Bee Lady said...

Dead trees give wildlife a lot of housing and perching options. We have a lot of dead trees in our woods. So I have a story to tell you. I was leaving the other day to do errands, and when we pull out of the driveway we always pass our pond. It's a rather large pond that has a creek that runs through it. As I left, I noticed a huge bird on the back side of the pond. The way it was all hunched over and perched I thought for sure it was an eagle. So I pulled back in the drive, got out of the car, quietly walked all the way around the pond, toward the bird, taking picture quietly the entire time. Then, as I got pretty close it flew off. A blue heron. We have several herons that live on our pond. We see them often. But it was funny because I just KNEW it was an eagle. So off I went, to do errands, with wet shoes and pictures of a heron!

Cindy Bee

Sandra said...

he is a beauty and so is your perfect perch

TexWisGirl said...

beautiful! i keep several dead trees around - as long as mother nature will allow them to stand.

Delores said...

Sitting pretty.

Mary Hone said...

Gorgeous photos of one of my favorite birds.

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

That second picture is just wild!

Oh we loved your Christmas card :-)

Ginny said...

A splendid idea! I am a birdwatcher, yet I did not know some of your info! Like why they choose dead trees, of course for visibility!! I never thought of that. nor did I know the name passerines. which spell check does not like at all and wants to replace it with prissy. Complete fierceness is what I get from today's pictures!

Felicia said...

fabulous eagle captures. by all means save the tree

eileeninmd said...

Awesome shots of the eagle perched.. I hope you see one on your tree someday.. Have a great evening!

Chatty Crone said...

Aren't they amazing?

Rambling Woods said...

Dead trees or snags are wonderful for your eagle or insects or birds that eat insects........

Phyllis Oller said...

dead trees are awesome ,I have a lot in my woods,hope the eagle will continue coming back to use his" lookout",phyllis

Susan (ABON) said...

Beautiful photos of the Eagle, JP- definitely save the tree :)

Marie said...

I hope you eventually get your eagle...looks like the perfect tree! great photos of the eagle too!

Gunilla Bäck said...

Fabulous images of the eagles! They're handsome birds.

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