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Posts Tagged ‘bald eagle’

Posted in Raptors and Birds of Prey (plus Vultures and Shrikes) on December 7, 2016

Duck for Lunch

This Bald Eagle circled a small tree and finally made its dive in the marshy waters, easily snatching a duck.  The eagle then checks its catch as it ascends from the dive and flies over to a nearby tree to enjoy the fruits of its labor. LARGEVIEW! Canon 7D Mark II, 1/2500. f4, I ... Continue Reading

Posted in Raptors and Birds of Prey (plus Vultures and Shrikes) on October 31, 2016

Majestic or Sunbathing??

This fellow seems to be taking the afternoon off from being majestic.  Taken Oct. 28, 2016, at the Ridgefield NWR at several hundred feet away, this bird caught my eye as he posed in the fashion known as the “Satellite Dish.”  I had always thought this methodology o ... Continue Reading

Posted in Raptors and Birds of Prey (plus Vultures and Shrikes) on July 10, 2016

Flight Mission

Here’s one more view of the eagle I photographed on July 1, 2016, at the Ridgefield NWR.  This bird was heading somewhere, fast. LARGEVIEW! Canon 5D Mark III, 1/1250, f4, ISO 640, 500mm, 6:30 a.m. Continue Reading

Posted in Raptors and Birds of Prey (plus Vultures and Shrikes) on July 3, 2016

Early Morning Hunting

I arrived at the Ridgefield NWR a little after 6 a.m. on July 1, 2016, and one of the first exciting birds I saw was this mature Bald Eagle making circles not far off the road.  My brother had gotten to the location a few minutes before I did and said he observed this bird in an ... Continue Reading

Posted in Raptors and Birds of Prey (plus Vultures and Shrikes) on June 18, 2016

Bringing Home Dinner

A winter shot of an immature Bald Eagle bringing home duck for dinner.  Ridgefield NWR on Jan. 20, 2016. LARGEVIEW! Canon 5D Mark III, 1/1250, f4.5, ISO 2000, 500mm, 3:16 p.m. Continue Reading

Posted in Raptors and Birds of Prey (plus Vultures and Shrikes) on May 29, 2016

Sucker Punch

I wanted to show just one more image from my Dec. 2014 eagle encounter.  This one I wrote a little about in the caption to the image I posted yesterday.  This is two seconds before yesterday’s image was taken.  Here, the adult flies in and actually makes wing contact wit ... Continue Reading

Posted in Raptors and Birds of Prey (plus Vultures and Shrikes) on May 28, 2016

“Stop pickin’ on me!”

One of my favorite Bald Eagle encounters happened Dec. 29, 2014, at the Ridgefield NWR.  This series was capsulized in a blog post I did called, Bald Eagle Behavioral Series, posted Jan. 7, 2015. Please take a look if you haven’t already seen it.  The above image is one i ... Continue Reading

Posted in Raptors and Birds of Prey (plus Vultures and Shrikes) on May 23, 2016

Parallel Wings

A pair of Bald Eagles ‘dance’ overhead as I was shooting an Osprey nest at the Port of Ridgefield in Washington State, about two years ago.  The sun was at my back and lit the birds very nicely. Because my website doesn’t display landscape images very large, I ... Continue Reading

Posted in Raptors and Birds of Prey (plus Vultures and Shrikes) on May 20, 2016

Eagle

A winter time shot of an immature Bald Eagle with a serious look on its face.  I remember this morning being fairly dark and overcast requiring a little bit higher ISO setting. LARGEVIEW! Canon 5D Mark III, 1/1000, f4, ISO 3200, 500mm, 8:45 a.m. Continue Reading

Posted in Raptors and Birds of Prey (plus Vultures and Shrikes) on May 14, 2016

Young and Free

A May 6, 2016, shot of an immature Bald Eagle flying by.  Ridgefield NWR. Canon 7D Mark II, 1/1600, f4.5, ISO 320, 500mm, 6:40 p.m. Continue Reading