Welcome to Fern Valley

Here in central Alberta prime farm country,my husband Martin and I work together raising beef cattle and Appaloosa horses. Fern valley appaloosas have long been known for their quality of temperament conformation and color.I have recently rediscovered a love of writing and have published 2 collections of poetry. "Telling Tails" and Tails Trails and Campfire stories" . I look forward to a future spreading my wings as an author and as a horse woman .

Monday, 4 March 2013

Always carry your camera !!

2 posts in one day !! But I had to share this. Went out to do chores this afternoon and the crows were in a frenzy! talking and flapping around nonstop. So much that Skeeter who usually tries to chase them was a little offish.Then I looked up at them  and saw ...
not one
not two , but 5  Bald Eagles!!!
Didn't have my camera, and believe me next time I will , but I did have my cell phone so I did my best with what I had at a distance ,with some excited shaking hands!Basically only really got a shot of the two so you will have to trust me on the rest  . I have seen an Eagle here many times before, we actually have usually a Bald Eagle and a Golden Eagle here , but 5 at once was very exciting .
So forgive the quality , and put on your readers to see ...

The others were further back, and when I walked closer they took off, by the time I was close enough to get a good shot all that was left was this big  guy, he looked at me  and casually swooped down off the tree and across in front of me toward the lake (guess I got told!)
Anyhow, had to share .
Stay safe and warm


  1. Oh I am so jealous I would loved to have seen that. You have beautiful Eagles in your part of this country.
    I have only seen one Bald Eagle in Victoria BC it had a live duck in its mouth flying over my head my brother and I were shocked. Beautiful birds. B

  2. It's eagle migration time. I remember when we lived in Black Diamond seeing a tree with 8 bald eagles in it, that was when we worked on the highways, and every road kill would have eagles on it at this time of year. Exciting to see them isn't it! Their size and presence is awe inspiring.

  3. Wow! That is so cool! We used to have 2 that lived by our house, but they have moved on for some reason. I used to love to watch them.

  4. No matter the quality, it's still exciting. When I went to Alaska, I was so excited to see the thousands that live there. I saw one, who was elusive and just trying to stay out of the rain. Should have been an omen.

  5. Any day you see an eagle is a good day. Five at once? Dang lady! How cool is that? Glad you had the cell phone camera. Good enough pic's for me.

  6. That is very cool!!! I have never seen 5 together at one time

  7. That is so cool! I don't think I have seen that many at once but have seen about 3 at a time. We see bald eagles almost every day. And hawks. Just last night pulling in our driveway a hawk was sitting in the neighbors yard. Eagles are such big and beautiful birds.

  8. Beautiful! Thanks for sharing :)

  9. That's amazing ...great save getting out your cell phone. So great for you to get that shot, and to just see those eagles! So cool.

  10. way, way, WAY cool!!
    Amazing, those big birds!

  11. aren't they magical creatures!

  12. WOW that's cool. We don't usually see Bald Eagles here EVER. I've seen like one pair of Golden Eagles and tons of Red Tail Hawks, but Bald Eagles are really rare.


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