These are two of our resident Bald Eagles, ‘locals’ as I call them.
The other morning we were up and out long before dawn hoping for sunrise shots in a nearby swamp. For my part I quickly changed lens and headed down to the river eagle tree. A mated pair start their day there fairly often.
After finding them I grabbed some ‘too early’ shots and waited for some type of action. Most always, like 99% of the time, when something happens we miss it. You just can’t hold the gear up the whole time. Eagles don’t have much of a tell letting you know a flight may be coming.
This morning the sun came up, I was watching, and yes…they gave me a break.
The pair dropped and looked down at the marsh behind me, at the same time. This is the usual direction so no surprise here (thank goodness).
I don’t know what the chances are of getting both big birds in flight in the same frame might be. However I don’t remember the last time it happened to me though.
Having a Bald Eagle fly by like this is pretty amazing.
I’m pretty sure having lighter weight gear got me this opportunity. Now I just need more practice to be sure I don’t miss too many future chances. Even though I did catch these I must admit to ‘fumbling’ a few others because I’m still learning my new stuff.
Another ‘best viewed large’ here.