Eagle Week – Day 6
These are the last of the eagle images. At least until I can find some more eagles. 🙂
All three of these images were taken toward the end of the session. You can tell by the beautiful light on the birds. This Juvenal had made several passes over the fishing area but had apparently never found anything. I really love how the fading sunlight makes his eyes sparkle.
This is an image I didn’t think I had captured. I’m like a kid in a candy store when it comes to shooting eagles. If it’s black, white, brown or in the air I’m pressing the shutter. The D4 has such a huge buffer you can rip off 80 images of a lot of nothing, so you can’t always tell on the little 3 inch LCD what you have.
I heard Andreas telling Jeanne that he had captured an eagle eating a fish. I had followed a couple of eagles but hadn’t seen that. Sometimes you have to wait until you get home in front of your computer to see what you actually did get.
I gave a whoop and Jeanne asked what that was for and I told I did get an image of the eagle eating the fish. 🙂
When eagles catch a small fish they will eat it in mid-air. It satisfies their hunger immediately but more important they don’t have to protect their food from the other eagles. After an eagle puts his talons in the water he will look down at his talons on the assent. He wants to know if he caught anything (eagles have very little feeling in their talons) and if the fish is small enough he will eat it in mid-air and not worry about the other eagles. 🙂
You can click on the images to make them larger. The last image makes me want to clear my throat. 🙂
It’s been fun showing you all the eagle shots. I hope you enjoyed them as well.
Thanks for checking out the blog. Enjoy your day and be careful.