Posts Tagged ‘Bald Eagles

05
Sep
14

Eagles in Yellowstone National Park

The Yellowstone River runs through the part of Yellowstone National Park where I stayed.  Being from Wisconsin where bald eagles are about as common as robins, I was surprised to see that a bald eagle got as much attention from the park’s tourists as the bears.

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I saw both bald and golden eagles during my stay in Yellowstone National Park.

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The one disappointment about the over 100 day trip was that I didn’t get a better shot of a golden eagle.

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01
Oct
13

Necedah Wildlife Refuge: Adolescent Bald Eagle

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24
May
13

Eagle Guarding Nest

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18
May
13

Adolescent Bald Eagle

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14
May
13

Bald Eagle: Just Around Suppertime

While this nest is one of the easiest to view, the lighting never seems right and with cloudy, rainy conditions when I tried to shoot these photos, I was again disappointed with the lighting.

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This Eagle flew in bringing a fish to the young.

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She landed on the nest and proceeded to feed her Eaglets.

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I counted at least two Eaglets on the nest.  Eventually, the other adult Bald Eagle flew in, but with the sun already down and the light fading the shots didn’t turn out very well.

30
Apr
13

At Sundown

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While parked in front of an Eagle’s nest, at sundown, I noticed some geese on a nearby creek.  The Eagles weren’t doing much, just sitting on their nest and not really giving me much to shoot, so I took a few photos of the geese.  Eventually, I heard these same geese beginning to fuss about something, so I took out my binoculars to scan the area around the geese to see what they were fussing about.  With the sun below the horizon, the available ground level light was terrible, but if you folks remember, terrible light never stops me from trying to take a picture.  Here’s what the geese were fussing about.

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A dozen deer cautiously approached the creek in order drink.  The didn’t react well to my attempts to move closer either.  As soon as I moved they scattered back into the hills, and deeper down the valley.

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And the Eagles sat safely watching from the comfort of their nest.

27
Apr
13

The Home Team

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Both of the Eagles, which have lived in the town where I live for years now, have returned .  Both had ventured off the nest yesterday, which probably means the Eaglets have hatched.  I’m a bit out of practice but have decided damn the knee, the weather is beautiful and it’s time to leave the couch.




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