Monday, November 22, 2010


This morning I saw both eagles sitting on  the new
nest in Reynolds creek . I was over a mile away so my picture wasn't
very good .But at least we know they are getting ready for a new nesting
season. This photo is the male coming into the nest earlier this year.

Brian Boyd

Monday, October 18, 2010

Even the cows enjoy the fall colors in New England.

Friday, August 27, 2010


This Alaskan bald eagle takes his early morning
breakfast to a safe place to enjoy it.
Brian Boyd


Thursday, August 26, 2010

Wednesday, August 25, 2010


As fall approaches we are beginning to see more deer early in the morning. I found this mother and her little one today when I drove through the farm.

Brian Boyd

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Watch where to walk

When you are hiking in the parks be sure and keep your eyes on the area in front of you or you might run face first into one of these.

Brian Boyd

Friday, July 30, 2010

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Full Rainbow over Lake Waco

Friday, July 23, 2010


This bee wanted the pollen as much as the butterfly,even if he had to take it off her wings.
Brian Boyd

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Farm Sunset

The days may be hot in Waco, but the sunsets are beautiful.
Brian Boyd

Friday, June 18, 2010

Friday, May 28, 2010


Nothing beats a good wildflower for breakfast.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010


God brings new life and beauty to the park.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Here is another view of the male as he leaves the nest.
Brian Boyd

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Flying High

On June 28, 2007 the Interior Department took the
American bald eagle off the Endangered Species List. The bald eagle is
protected by the Migratory Bird Treaty Act and the Bald and Golden Eagle
Protection Act.
The Bald Eagle Protection Act prohibits the take, transport, sale,
barter, trade, import and export, and possession of eagles, making it
illegal for anyone to collect eagles and eagle parts, nests, or eggs
without a permit.
Someone ask me the other day who the number one predator of the eagles
are. The answer is humans.
Other bald eagles will occasionally attack eagles and their young;
raccoons will sometimes kill young in the nest as will the occasional
great horned owl. But for the most part they really have no other main
predator other than humans.

Brian Boyd 4/21/2010

Monday, April 12, 2010

I caught this roadrunner busy at work in the park on Saturday.
Brian Boyd

Friday, April 9, 2010

The blue bonnets are beautiful in the park this year.


This Bobcat met me on the park road as I was hiking yesterday.
Brian Boyd

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Bald eagles have 7,000 feathers. Feathers, like hair and nails, are made of keratin. The feathers consist of interlocking microscopic structures that are light, but very strong. Layers of feathers trap air to insulate birds against cold and protect them from rain. Here we have the male eagle showing us his feathers as he approaches the nest.

Brian Boyd

The male eagle gives me a interesting show as he
protects his nest .

Brian Boyd 4/6/2010

Brian Boyd 4/6/2010

Wednesday, March 31, 2010


Bald eagles build their nests in large trees near
rivers, lakes or coasts. A typical nest is around 5 feet in diameter.
Eagles often use the same nest year after year. Over the years, some
nests become enormous, as much as 9 feet in diameter, weighing two tons.
Even when a nest tree falls or a strong wind blows a nest down, the
established pair usually rebuilds at or near the site within a few weeks
if it is near the breeding season. The nest may be built in a tree, on a
cliff, or even on the ground if there are no other options available.

Eagles are territorial during nesting season. They will keep other
eagles out of their own nesting area. Their nesting territory is usually
one to two square miles.
Here we have the female giving me a stare down as I take her photo.
Brian Boyd

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Fly in

The male eagle gives us an impressive view of his wingspan as he prepares to come into the nest.

Monday, March 29, 2010

New Mom

The new Mom glides softly into the nest as to not disturb her new baby.
Brian Boyd

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

No worry

The male eagle assures me not to worry about rattlesnakes in the park. After all, he eats them. I’ve seen them from time to time bring snakes into the nest.Oh well, the perils of a photographer.

Brian Boyd

Wednesday, March 10, 2010


Bald eagles weigh from 9 to 15 pounds as adults and have a wingspread of 7 to 8 feet ). As in golden eagles, females are about one-third larger than males.


Tuesday, March 9, 2010


The male eagle gives us a good look at his wingspan.
Brian Boyd

Tuesday, March 2, 2010


The female eagle gives me a serious look as she sits by her nest on a beautiful day in the park.

Brian Boyd

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Monday, February 22, 2010


We have several bobcats in the Park. This was the first time I was able to get a photo of one because they are so quick to run when someone approaches them. They are usually only seen at dawn and dusk .This shot was taken around 1:30 pm on Saturday at around 125 yards.

Brian Boyd

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Male Eagle

The male eagle leaves the nest after giving the female a short break from sitting all day .

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

American Beauty

The female eagle is preparing for the new nesting season.
Brian Boyd

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Friday, February 5, 2010