Bald Eagles In Flight

Bald Eagles In Flight

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.

Bald Eagles In Flight
Bald Eagles In Flight
Bald Eagles In Flight
Bald Eagles In Flight

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).

Bald Eagles In Flight
Bald Eagles In Flight
Bald Eagles In Flight
Bald Eagles In Flight

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.

Bald Eagles In Flight
Bald Eagles In Flight

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.

12 thoughts on “Bald Eagles In Flight”

    1. Luck for sure. We have a long nesting season. A few birds start as it colder, like the Eagles. The Great Blue Herons will start poking around in our cold January. After that a good 6 months of different breeding. ☺️☺️

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