Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Bald Eagles 2

 Adult Bald Eagle

I can't believe I've seen three bald eagles in less than a week!

Adult's profile

Sunday afternoon, my husband and I were driving along the southern shore of Lake Simcoe when we spotted this adult bald eagle sitting on the ice. I was about to have some fun taking photos of this handsome guy when a loud snowmobile happened by and scared him off, but at least I did get to take a couple of photos.

 Juvenile Bald Eagle

Disappointed, I was about to get back into the car when  this juvenile Bald Eagle flew over my head and...



landed close to a puddle in the ice and then walked into it. I couldn't see what the eagle was up to until I saw the photo on my computer screen.

Juvie guarding its frozen dinner

 Looks to me like there's a frozen duck there and the juvie was laying claim to it.

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61 comments:

aspiritofsimplicity said...

that is just spectacular!! I'm so glad you were able to get such fantastic pictures so we get to see them up close as well.

Andy said...

Maybe the eagles are making a come back. A few years ago there were no wild turkeys here. Now there's plenty of them around.

see you there! said...

There is such a difference in coloring between the adult and the juvie. Glad you captured pics of both.

Darla

llandudnopictures said...

Gorgeous, you hit the jackpot!

Buttons said...

Oh these are incredible what luck and what skill to capture it. Thanks for sharing I love these. Hug B

thewovenspoke said...

It is always great when you get to see these birds and even better when you get great shots like you did!

The Furry Gnome said...

What a great opportunity- a lot nicer than over-decorated houses!

Gunilla Bäck said...

Fantastic shots of these gorgeous birds.

lindaakacraftygardener said...

Amazing sightings ... and 3 of them. Great photos.

Abraham Lincoln said...

I still hope to see a Bald Eagle on my board fence but my wife says I am crazy to think that. I love this bird and they are about 7 miles away or you can see them there at the Stillwater River. I had hopes one would come over here but no luck so far. I really like that you have pictures of adults and immature eagles. There is a big difference in their coloring to be sure. There is a difference in the hawks that do show up here and I am always happy to see one of them here.
Nice photos.

Judy said...

How wonderful for you to capture these. We can never get close enough. I love that last one.

Pamela Gordon said...

These are wonderful eagle shots CG. We see them lots around here but they're always in the sky.

TexWisGirl said...

so very, very awesome!!!

Judy said...

I am so envious! What a sight!

Karen said...

WOW! You lucked out, fantastic captures!

Jette Hollesen said...

It must be hard to photograph birds! But you do it very well!
love
Jette Majken

Linda W. said...

Wow - so cool to see these eagles so close.

Pride In Photos said...

Darn noisy snowmobile anyway☺ Geez...be quiet...smile.

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

Wonderful birds.

Bill Nicholls said...

Now he is a hansome dude.

maryaustria said...

Wow these shots are fantastic! Absolutely amazing!

genie said...

You are just toooo lucky. So many in such a short time. Love the young one guarding its find and the one in flight is an awesome capture.

Gail Dixon said...

Lucky you!! Poor duck, though. At least he provided food for the young eagle. Great series!

William Kendall said...

Wow! Spectacular captures of these eagles!

HansHB said...

Lovely post, great photos!

Dave said...

Stunning bird, wonderful imagery too.... very well done

babsjeheron said...

Wonderful photos, what a day that was for you!

Chris Rohrer said...

Okay epic!!!! And second, congrats on the beautiful shots!

Kenneth C Schneider said...

Very nice photo opportunities with the eagles! We have a pair in our neighborhood here in Florida that laid their first egg just ten days ago.

Rajesh said...

Very lovely shots of bald eagle.

RedPat said...

WoW - I'm stunned. Fabulous shots!

Sandra said...

he is gorgeous and so is that young one staring you down over his meal. what a find

Phil Slade said...

Congrats on seeing 3 Bald Eagles in such a short time; your photos are great. That is an interesting observation about the eagle waiting for dinner to thaw out. I am wondering if in view of all that ice, the eagle has a a long wait?

DeniseinVA said...

Very exciting to come across these beautiful Eagles, and the last one was a fascinating capture.

cieldequimper said...

This is very exciting. And of course, there's a bit of jealousy here...

edenhills said...

Those are great pictures!

Betty Manousos said...

aww! impressive shots of the eagles!

Maggid said...

These photos are so impressive.
I've never seen anything like it . .

Super WOW!!!

Thanks for posting.

Pat Tillett said...

Wow! I would give a lot to have been there. These birds are majestic! Just looking at the talons give me the chills. Death from above...
Fantastic photos!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

In awe! Yup that juvenile found a frozen dinner there! I have been trying to find something about where "our" Florida eagles go in the summer...who knows, this guy could be one of the two that hatched here last spring

eileeninmd said...

Wow, awesome shots of the Eagles. The last one with the duck is cool. Have a happy week!

Stephanie said...

Lucky you to see them up close, gorgeous shots!

NatureFootstep said...

I see them rather often, or ours that is. But never can I get that close. Congrats to you.

LONDONLULU said...

That is simply incredible! And you even caught a juvenile. They're also making a comeback in our area. Love these!

Michelle said...

I love the fierce look on their faces. Gorgeous creatures.

mick said...

Great photos of those majestic birds.

Sandy Carlson said...

I won't mention how jealous I am. I'll just say your images are great!

Randy said...

Love that first shot.

Brian King said...

Wow! These are awesome! I'm officially jealous!

Our photos said...

These are wonderful eagle photos!

Weekend-Windup said...

Wow!! Eagle is so big!!

Gordon said...

The Eagles look great in the snow, more natural than when I have seen them in Florida.
All the best Gordon.

Adam Tilt said...

Surely one of the best raptors worldwide. Great photos.

Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

I was in awe when I saw a hawk...I think to see an eagle, let alone 3, takes it to the Blessed Level! :)

Wonderful captures of this magnificent bird ! I am smiling just seeing the photos :)

Susie Clevenger said...

Fantastic photos! How blessed to be able to capture photos of bald eagles.

Small City Scenes said...

Excellent shots, EG. So close wowee!!! MB

Terri Buster said...

Awesome!

Esther Joy said...

Wow! Awesome shots of one of my favorite birds! I guess I love them not only for their majesty, but also for the verse that I think is from Isaiah 40:31 about rising up with strength like the eagles!

Margaret Adamson said...

hi EG. Wow! Wow! And Wow". fantasitic shots and in the snow! Wow!

Carver said...

Fantastic shots of the bald eagles. I envy you your sightings.

Rose said...

Really awesome captures! Nothing like seeing an eagle.

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