Bald Eagles: A Little Closer

Learning from the people who post on the internet helps me decide if what I’m doing is ethical, or even safe.  I wouldn’t want to be the cause of one of these animals being harmed.  The fascination with the Eagles stems from growing up knowing they had nearly passed from existence because of human greed and stupidity.  So when I take pictures of these two Eagles (I know where they live) I try to minimize my contact with them so as to not cause them any undue stress.  While I could stay there for hours and observe their behavior, I try to keep it to less than fifteen to twenty minutes when I’m there.  Yet, even in that fifteen to twenty minutes they still give me an intimate glimpse into their world.


The Eagle on the left began to stir, so I thought she was about to take off.  Oh well, I had a few pictures so I prepared to watch them fly away.


But they weren’t going to fly away.


2 Responses to “Bald Eagles: A Little Closer”

  1. June 9, 2010 at 12:55 pm

    Amazing shots. You’re so lucky to have wild eagles where you live! They are beautiful creatures – here in Ireland, efforts are underway to re-introduce golden eagles and white-tailed sea eagles into a country where they were made extinct over 200 years ago. It’s a long and slow progress, and every now and then, eagles get poisoned, intentionally or not. It breaks my heart. I long for the day when wild eagles will once more soar the skies above Ireland…

  2. 2 Randy Roberts
    June 9, 2010 at 1:20 pm

    Thank you. I hope you folks are successful in reintroducing Eagles. I could and have watched them soar for hours. It never gets old.

    Pleased to meet you. Some of my ancestors are from Ireland.

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