Sunday, June 23, 2013

Bald Eagle/Birding

Bald eagle  (Haliaeetus leucocephhalus)

This bald eagle nests on the south side of Lake Simcoe. Although I know where the nest is, I'd need to wear hip waders to get anywhere close enough to take good photos as it's in the middle of a swamp. Smart eagle, right?

But another large raptor lives in the same area - an osprey - and on Friday the eagle had ticked the osprey off. I didn't see the incident, but I did see the osprey chase the eagle to within view of my camera lens.

I am linking with I'd Rather B Birdin'  HERE.

31 comments:

Andy said...

Let me know if you ever purchase those hip waders. I'd like to be there to photograph you wading out for that fabulous photo.
PS: I really like this shot of the eagle in flight.

eileeninmd said...

Awesome capture of the eagle in flight!

Sandra said...

i bet Mr Majestic was after the osprey babies. i enjoyed 3 mocking birds chasing a big black crow yesterday, dive bombing him in a triple threat

Snap said...

wow!

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Beautiful shot of this magnificent bird.

Dianne said...

magnificent!!

Terri said...

Fantastic shot!

Sarah~Magnolia Surprise said...

Beautiful! They are such magnificent birds.

gregory urbano said...

our eagle to osprey ratio here the fish hawks outnumber the eagles by a good bit, never seen two tangle before though!

Stephanie said...

Stunning capture, CameraGirl.

Kate said...

It's a remarkable photo of a majestic animal!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Now that was very helpful of the osprey! I must own up to a wee bit of envy when I see your bird images EG :)

TexWisGirl said...

i would LOVE to see one in the wild! (actually either one!)

lindaakacraftygardener said...

awesome sighting

Jill said...

Great shot! I was hoping to get a shot of "mine" soaring but am content to have gotten any shots at all!

Nancy @ A Rural Journal said...

Great that the osprey helped you out -- splendid capture.

Giga said...

Pięknie wygląda orzeł w locie. Pozdrawiam.
It looks beautiful eagle in flight. Yours.

RedPat said...

Looks like he could carry you off!

Judy said...

Are you saying we have the osprey to thank for this magnificent shot?

Indrani said...

Wow! Simply wow!

Lowell said...

Zounds! That's one of the best bald eagle shots I've ever seen. And I don't think I've ever noticed those little wing shoots (or whatever they're called) before. Superb!

Buttons said...

WOW incredible I have never seen one around here. B

Michelle said...

Very majestic!

The Furry Gnome said...

Fabulous perfect picture! What luck.

Randy said...

Great shot.

see you there! said...

I'm so glad the osprey got the eagle headed in your direction. Easier than wearing hip boots too.

Darla

NatureFootstep said...

a bird I would very much like to see overhead. Great shot!


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edenhills said...

Smart eagle for the nest location. Great that you had the osprey's help for this amazing shot.

Cezar and Léia said...

Eagle and osprey, serious competition there!
God bless you!
Cezar

Rose said...

Oh, wonder what the eagle did!!! Wouldn't you love to know?

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