Posts Tagged ‘eagles’

The Eagles…

February 1, 2009

Spent a lovely afternoon playing board games, and then a very pleasant evening with VV …and learnt a lot more about him, and about the Eagles.

VV is both a guitarist and flautist (no, that doesn’t mean he flauts the rules) and seems to straddle eastern and western music with ease…and when we got to talking about difficulties with the guitar, I mentioned how AM had been very frustrated, trying to reproduce what the Eagles played in the song, “Hotel California”, he instantly put on the song for us…and we all enjoyed that marvellous piece of guitar-playing. He told us that there were 6 box guitars and one bass guitar playing….and that when the Eagles broke up, and someone asked, when they would get back together again, the reply had been, “When hell freezes over.”

So when they got back…just once…., they made an album which was called “Hell Freezes Over”….my favourites in that album are Tequila Sunrise and, of course…Hotel California…quite literally, “haunting” lyrics, and music that makes me lose myself!

Want to hear it?

Here it is:

Oh…that guitar-playing….

Bandipur Eagles…

May 29, 2007

Here are a few photographs of two Eagles that we saw on our Bandipur trip; I had not set my camera properly and so some of the photographs are a little disappointing. (I also seem to have focused sometimes above, below, or near the subject!) But disappointing is not a word that can be used for the trip, with almost every animal and bird just sitting still and posing for us! In fact, rather than just spotting animals, this time we were lucky enough to watch their behaviour for a little while. The only animals who did disappoint us were, predictably, the tiger and the leopard, both of which we missed by just a minute or so…we arrived on the scene to see the visitors in other vehicles still looking raptly at the spot where each animal had just disappeared into the undergrowth!

This is the Crested Serpent Eagle; he was so comfortable that he was stretching his wings as he sat:

Crested Serpent Eagle (b)

Here’s another pose:

Crested Serpent Eagle side pose

Here’s the Changeable Hawk Eagle, with his characteristic “Red Indian brave” head feathers:

Changeable Hawk Eagle

And here is a look off to the side:

Changeable Hawk Eagle two u

Photos of other animals like the Terrapin and Mongoose, and the other birds, will follow….I wanted to dedicate one post to the magnificient eagles of our country!