Eagle Up A Tree

Yesterday afternoon I spotted this juvenile bald eagle sitting in a pine tree along side the salt marsh. He looked to be maybe a two year bird, no signs of getting any white on his head yet.

He sat around just taking in the sights for a while when suddenly an impossibly bold mockingbird decided it might be a fun idea to dive bomb the eagle. Although the young eagle was clearly unimpressed, if the mockingbird’s strategy was to try to make the eagle leave the pine tree, it worked!

Within a few seconds the juvenile bald eagle jumped off from his branch and flew away. As he left, he flew so close by in front of me I could not fit all of him in my lens.

Juvie Bald Eagle Jumps Off From Pine Tree

Juvie Bald Eagle Jumps Off From Pine Tree

Juvie Bald Eagle Jumps Off From Pine Tree

Juvie Bald Eagle Jumps Off From Pine Tree

Juvie Bald Eagle Jumps Off From Pine Tree

Juvie Bald Eagle Jumps Off From Pine Tree

Juvie Bald Eagle Jumps Off From Pine Tree

Juvie Bald Eagle Jumps Off From Pine Tree

Juvie Bald Eagle Jumps Off From Pine Tree

24 thoughts on “Eagle Up A Tree

  1. So glad you captured that fellow taking off and that I was able to watch you both in action! Thanks for posting so quickly – your photos are spectacular, as always. It was an honor and a pleasure for this novice to be an observer.

  2. Incredible action shots, Phil. I certainly wouldn’t complain if a bird like that flew so close that I couldn’t fit him in the frame. though I probably would have unconsciously ducked my head when the eagle started getting larger and larger in the viewfinder, causing me to miss the shot.

    • It’s not so bad when it’s a bird coming in close Mike. When I shot pro football and suddenly all I could see were numbers filling my viewfinder and getting bigger that I knew I should really get out of the way!
      Thanks very much for looking and commenting.

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