White Rock Bald Eagles – 7

This will be the final post of this shoot at White Rock lake. I still can’t believe I even captured pictures of a nesting pair of Bald Eagles much less a mating nesting pair!

I filled up the buffer on my camera at least twice and took about a hundred pictures of these guys in the act.

Photographed White Rock Lake Dallas, TX 2022.03.19

White Rock Lake Eagles

Bald Eagles are not common in Texas. Thera are about 150 known pairs in the entire state. We have a rare sighting of a Bald Eagle pair at an urban lake in Dallas. Last Saturday I decided to head to White Rock Lake to see if I could capture some shots of these beautiful birds. I got there early because I knew the downtown Dallas skyline would be high lighted by the rising sun. I parked and walked towards the lake to get the first shot.

Little did I know that I was being watched.

I turned around to look for the Eagles. Directly behind me, still before sunrise, one was perched in the  trees. Of course I took about 40 pictures from that angle. There were marathon runners already our running around the lake as well. The bird didn’t seem to mind, so I got a little closer. I decided to go back up the hill where I parked to get more of a front view and wait for the sun to highlight the eyes and the side of its face. About 50 more pictures as the sun rose.

Then it happened. The bird left the limb. There are quite a few trees around the lake. Most of them got in my shots and all I could see was dark blur behind the trees. I jumped on top of a picnic table to try to get above the trees. The Eagle was down by the lake, flying up then back down to the water. An American Coot, a smaller black duck with a white beak, was swimming and diving under the water.

The Eagle hit the water several times and went back up. I jumped off the table and ran downhill, leaving some of my equipment behind near the table. One more swoop to the water and the Eagle captured the American Coot for breakfast!

They are not National Geographic quality shots but here are a few of the better ones.

Photogrtaphed: Dallas, TX White Rock Lake 2022.02.19

Trucks in a Row

Zebadiah hasn’t been out in a while so early Sunday morning, he decided to venture down to the old Collin creek mall to see what has transpired in the last few months.

Zeb heard about the trucks lined up, waiting for their orders of the day, but couldn’t quite understand what all the fuss was about.

He has heard a similar saying all his life.

Photographed 2020-08-16 Plano, TX

Another Awesome

Today the Cavanaugh Flight Museum in Addison Texas said they could not perform an air show this year, so they performed another Fly Over for the COVID-19 Doctors, Nurses and Front liners.

I did not have time to get on my roof, but for a hot humid, hazy day, the shots came out ok.

I made two black and white to resemble the era.

Photographed Plano, TX 2020-05-22

This long Memorial Day weekend, remember the ones that fought for our freedoms and lives.


The word Awesome is way overused, but with everything going on right now, that is the best word I can come up with.

To our fantastic Navy Blue Angels, bringing a smile to our faces and joy in our hearts, a big Thank You!

The front-line folks need more of this. A BIGGER Thanks to them during this crazy pandemic.

Photographed: from my roof top, Plano, TX 2020.05.06