Saturday, December 14, 2013

Bald Eagle

Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus)

It's not often I see a bald eagle so even though the light wasn't good - the sky looks bluish here but behind me to the south, thick clouds were nearly obscuring the sun - I was tempted to try to capture this regal bird hunting over Lake Simcoe.

I kept hoping it would fly a lot, LOT closer...and it almost did, but instead decided to land in a tree far, far away from where I was standing.  This photo is severely cropped which makes it appear even more out of focus, but it is PROOF that I did indeed see a bald eagle last Monday.

The hunting ground (water) below

The eagle was hunting for water fowl. It flew low but many of the birds scattered. While I was there the hunter didn't catch anything.

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41 comments:

llandudnopictures said...

Fantastic shot of a fantastic bird!

Andy said...

You are lucky. I have never seen one in the wild.

eileeninmd said...

It is always a treat for me to see an eagle. I love your flight shot. Have a happy weekend!

Pam :) said...

There's nothing greater for a bird lover than spotting a soaring Eagle in the sky.
You captured the Eagle in flight perfectly, CG.

William Kendall said...

What a beauty!

I have never seen one in the wild. Golden eagles, yes... but not these ones.

Indrani said...

In flight it looks majestic.

Revrunner said...

Lately, I have only caught glimpses of bald eagles while I've been riding my bike on the C&O Canal, which can make bird watching a particularly hazardous enterprise.

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

What a majestic bird, wonder if they hunt on our side of the lake?

Our photos said...

What a beautiful photo of the eagle!!!

Sandra said...

so majestic soaring around over his buffet

The Furry Gnome said...

Nice to see, even far away.

Judy said...

Awesome! We didn't get out to the river to see the eagles this year and I wish we had.

Birdman said...

Lots of snowy owls in Maine this year, they say.

Cranberry Morning said...

Beautiful! We have bald eagles in our area, their nests usually high up above the rivers. We see them often, but no matter how often, they seem so majestic. I never tire of them. They amazing creatures!

Phil Slade said...

A Bald Eagle is a fantastic sighting. I can't imagine living so close to places where Bald (or any) Eagle hang out.

VioletSky said...

How exciting! I tried to get a good view of the ones that were nesting in RBG, but wasn't successful, and now they have gone.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Look at that beautiful flight shot! I am so impressed. They really are absolutely stunning aren't they!

Judy said...

It's so exciting to see them and so difficult to photograph them. I think you did a good job on this one.

Karen said...

Wow EG, what a treat to see this guy!!

DeniseinVA said...

How wonderful to get to see a Bald Eagle. Your photos are great!

George said...

You got a great shot of the eagle in flight. I've never had any luck doing that.

TexWisGirl said...

so very awesome! and i am so very jealous!

Bill Nicholls said...

Wow that puts our kites in the shade, awesome

Jan said...

How wonderful to "capture" an eagle!

John @ Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

Very nicely done in flight photo.

Ela said...

What a beautiful bird !!!!
Have a nice weekend

Ela said...

What a beautiful bird !!!!
Have a nice weekend

Janie said...

Wow, I think that's a very impressive shot of the eagle!

Esther Joy said...

We have an eagle family that raises its young on a lake near us. It always thrills me to see them.

This morning I was happy to catch a roadrunner under my feeder... that is, until I found out what they eat...

Kathy said...

I think it's a fantastic photo. Good job!

Anni said...

Wow...so very impressive the eagle photo is!!!

RedPat said...

What a catch, EG! I've never seen one up here - saw some in the Everglades one year and was so impressed with the size of them.

Terri Buster said...

AWESOME! This bird is on my list...one of these days I'm going to be in the right place at the right time..and hopefully will have my camera with me!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

What a GREAT photo of this majestic bird! We have them here in Florida but it's hard to get a good photo. Beautiful!

•°°• IcyBC •°°• said...

Oh boy, these are just gorgeous shots! The eagle is so magnificent!

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Seeing a Bald Eagle ,even from a distance is always a thrill.I don't find anything wrong with these pictures.

Rose said...

There is nothing that gives me a thrill like seeing a Bald Eagle...some come close. But it is tops in my book. (the photo don't look bad at all here!)

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

Great shot of the eagle! It doesn't look out of focus.

Stephanie said...

Beautiful shots.

Cath.H.C Photography said...

j'aime ce plan !

edenhills said...

It's always such a treat to see an eagle. I think it's pretty impressive!

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