I am sorry to do this but I spent 4 hours at Guttenburg on Monday and I am compelled to show you some eagle shots even if they are not the best. If you scroll down to last Tuesday’s post the second eagle image is one of this guy just hitting the water with his talons and the images that are on this post are that same eagle with his prize catch (which is a pretty nice fish.) These are not the images of eagles that I have in my head when I try to capture eagles but I keep trying to get better shots.
Still these images tell a story. This guy was sitting in a tree watching the river when I notice him launch from the tree do a pirouette dive toward the water and grab this fish. I shot about 50 images of him flying across the river with all the other eagle eyes on him and finally end up in a tall tree on the opposite side of the river where he probably consumed his catch.
Occasionally I would see (especially a young juvenile) an eagle with a fish and he would land on the ice to eat his catch. That only led to other eagles flying over to his location and trying to share in the bounty. Those eagles that fly up to trees to eat seem to get less competition for their food.
I could enjoy watching eagles all day long. They are such a majestic creature and interesting to watch. I will keep trying to capture the image of an eagle that I have in my head. Thanks for stopping by. Enjoy your day. We’re apparently going to enjoy another snow storm. I’m so happy. Thanks for stopping by. Be careful.