I had an eagle watch at Loch Leven just before the end of the year. When I arrived Turquoise H was no where to be seen, but within minutes she appeared landing in one of her favourite trees. Perfect timing!
She stayed there, swaying in the wind, for a good half an hour, before taking flight - at which point I had my digital camera hovering over the eyepiece of my scope, and managed a quick digiscope photo of her as she took off. Not the best quality image, but nice for my records! I also spotted her on 31st December, a nice way to end 2015.
|'Turquoise H' takes flight (digiscoped x100)|
|'Turquoise 1' (digiscoped x38)|
Perched atop a conifer
Resting after flight
Sunlit eye, yellow beak
Talons holding tight
Then you go
Your great dark wings
Outstretched soar with ease
The sun picks out
Your bright white tail
A beacon on the breeze.
Her mate, Z, also put in an appearance, giving a good fly past - always an exciting moment when they come to you!
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