The Resident Eagles

This is a follow-up to a recent post on a resident pair of Bald Eagles that are cruising the airways for carrion. In this case, I was able to capture one of the pair in flight as it circled prior to coming in for a meal on a road-killed deer. The site is active farmland, planted in a cover crop. It’s not far (as an eagle flies) from a small reservoir.

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Photos by NB Hunter. ©  All Rights Reserved.

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7 thoughts on “The Resident Eagles

    • Thanks for the nice comment. I’m searching for Snowy Owls now. Looks like I’ll have to travel some distance, with no guarantee. Hoping for some good light, a bird within range ….. and a whole lotta luck. Sounds like it’s just a matter of time for you — looking forward to your post!

      • They have been moving South of their range. I understand they are not necessarily in top health – not getting sufficient prey. That is why so many sitings as they wait on the ground for rodents. Two of the main sitings have been at airports. You might try there. I doubt I will see them because I don’t jump when we get our bird alert calls. I always figure it is a drive for no bird when I get there. Now I have been just shooting gulls. In fact, our Audubon is having a seminar on gulls. Not a lot of more interesting birds yet.

      • Your Gull shots are fantastic and have inspired me to experiment as time permits. There are owls at the Syracuse airport but there are also problems with that – restricted access, people, ugly landscape objects, and viewing distance. The good shots are usually taken with a 500 or 600 mm lens (plus converter), which is out of my league. I’ll probably make the trip to satisfy my curiosity and do what I can, with minimum disturbance of the birds and without getting arrested. 🙂 Thanks for the info.

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