Posts Tagged ‘Eagle’s Nest

05
Jun
13

Eagle Season

This time of year, May through early July, Eagles stay near their nests to care for their Eaglets.  It makes it somewhat easier to get photos of them.  This year, however, getting a good shot or even an opportunity at a good shot has proven illusive.  With the workweek winding down and the weather looking better this weekend than the past several weekends, hopefully that illusive shot will present itself.

It isn’t for lack of trying or from not being where they are that I haven’t been getting shots.  In the shot below an Eagle and an Osprey can be seen working the same patch of lake, but on the other side of the lake from where I was.

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That same Eagle then flew across the lake toward its nest, but took the long way, avoiding the spot where I hid.

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Not that I’m complaining, because I very much appreciate living in an area of the world where I can see these birds, I’m just trying to impress upon you, my dear followers, that by early July the Eaglets will fledge and then it will be more difficult to get photos of Eagles.

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24
May
13

Eagle Guarding Nest

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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.

07
Jun
12

Eagle and Eagle’s Nest

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I always go to this nest during Spring/Summer to shoot Eagles and I’m almost always disappointed with the shots because the sun is in the wrong place making the lighting terrible.  But it was fun shooting here, because of the many different types of shots I got in one place.  Like I said yesterday there is an Eagle and an Eagle’s nest in this photo.  The Eagle is on the bare branch of the big tree in the top middle of the photo.

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Here’s a closer view so you can see there is an Eagle.

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What you’re not seeing is the pesky little Red-winged Blackbird who would not stop pestering this Eagle.  I’m guessing the Eagle may have ate his family, because he would not leave this Eagle alone, even after the Eagle left this perch and flew around.

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He made dozens of passes at the Eagle and had the big bird quite annoyed.

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Where ever the Eagle went, the Red-winged Blackbird went in hot pursuit.

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The Eagle had remained on its perch watching me and my car until after I surprised the doe.  When I got out of the car, after she leaped the fence, to try and find her fawn, the Eagle flew off its perch with the Red-winged Blackbird right behind.  When I looked behind me, I spotted the Eagle’s mate flying straight at me.

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Like I said, however, I’ve never been able to master the light in this spot, and so I’m usually disappointed with the Eagle shots from here.

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You can see from this picture of the Eagle’s nest the difficulty I’m having, because of how washed out this photo is.

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I’ve been photographing this pair of Eagles for four years and they’ve had at least two Eaglets every year.  The nest, which is right in the center of the photo, is very well concealed.  In spite of the difficulty I have with shooting in this spot, I still like to go there because I always see a very diverse amount of wildlife; Whitetail Deer, Bald Eagles, Red-winged blackbirds, swallows, Baltimore Orioles, hawks of varying kinds, Turkey Vultures, and of course the year round residents of this place.

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Black Angus beef.  Some of the finest beef America has to offer and these are free ranging cattle.

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The owner of this land has left this field as is during the four years I’ve been shooting here because of the Eagle’s nest in the middle of it.  So there you have it, nature and farming in one, and I know the owner would have it no other way.

06
Jun
12

Eagle Country

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If you look carefully you’ll find an Eagle and an Eagle’s nest in this picture.

21
Apr
12

Bald Eagle

I went out very early this morning trying to get photos of the local eagles.  They have a knack for keeping the sun in my eyes and thus into the camera.  So while I’m able to see them, I haven’t been able to capture them.  This photo is of an adult bald eagle guarding the nest.  In a few more days, when all the foliage has filled in, I won’t be able to even get this shot.

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