Bald Eagle with Prey

This is a shot of the female nesting Bald Eagle bringing her catch back to the nest.  Taken at the Ridgefield NWR on June 14, 2012, the two young birds at the nest are jumping onto nearby branches and testing out their wings for expected fledging within a week or so.  From what I can tell from the photo, the prey in the eagle’s talons is probably a hawk but could be a Northern Flicker.  You can see the feet of the prey and they appear to be taloned.  Typically, I’ll see eagles go after prey such as waterfowl, small birds, rabbits, etc.  Taken with my Canon 7D, 1/1600, f5.6, ISO800, Canon 400mm f5.6L lens.

This is a shot of the female nesting Bald Eagle bringing her catch back to the nest.  Taken at the Ridgefield NWR on June 14, 2012, the two young birds at the nest are jumping onto nearby branches and testing out their wings for expected fledging within a week or so.  From what I can tell from the photo, the prey in the eagle’s talons is probably a hawk but could be a Northern Flicker.  You can see the feet of the prey and they appear to be taloned.  Typically, I’ll see eagles go after prey such as waterfowl, small birds, rabbits, etc.  Taken with my Canon 7D, 1/1600, f5.6, ISO800, Canon 400mm f5.6L lens.

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