Okay, I know these are not bird shots, but how many total eclipse does one get to see in a lifetime, and this one was practically in my backyard? Well, some sixty miles north of my backyard, but that's what back roads are for, beating eclipse traffic.
These were taken along Ankeny Hill Road, south of Salem, Oregon, a location that was dead center in the path of totality. I did not have filters for my camera so I could not take any shots before or after totality which means these three at totality were all I got. The rest of the time I just enjoyed the view through my eclipse glasses while visiting with my eclipse viewing neighbors.
10:17:56 - very near peak totality
10:18:18 - totality was beginning to wane
10:18:22 - totality was nearly over, the first rays of the sun are beginning to peak through at about 1:00 o'clock