Squirrels were racing up and down the trees in the backyard this morning, leaping from trees to fence and back again as they chased each other. I got a photo of this squirrel as it was climbing a tree.


Later on in the morning I saw a vulture soaring high in the sky. I would have preferred closer photos of birds in the yard, but there weren’t any other birds around so I took some pictures. When I enlarged the pictures afterward on the computer screen I saw that the bird had a white head and white tail feathers. It hadn’t been a vulture at all–it was a Bald Eagle! Now I wish I’d taken more time with those photos, and waited to see if the bird swooped in closer at any point for better pictures.