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.
Oh Phil. Stunning. Just stunning. I want to frame every picture you post and have a gallery surround me. Incredible.
I really appreciate that Maleea, thank you. 🙂
Oh, these are exceptional. I love the detail!!
So glad you enjoyed seeing the young eagle!
Una serie di scatti spettacolari. Bravissimo come sempre caro Phil, sei eccezionale!!
Grazie Pat! 🙂
Wow! What a fantastic series this is!
Thanks very much for checking them out, I had fun watching this cool bird!
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.
Thank you so much for your very kind words I truly appreciate you looking and commenting. It sure was fun to see this great looking eagle wasn’t it?! 🙂
Amazing stuff, as usual, Phil.
Thanks a bunch for checking these out Gunta!
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.
Nothing like being buzzed by a top of his food chain guy. Close!
Sometimes I’m convinced these birds do stuff like this simply because they can. They will often buzz over a group of ducks and get them all in a panic just for fun.
Phil, these picturesare a joy! The background, the colours, the detail – all just beautiful! The story of David and Goliath comes to mind here!
I’m so happy you enjoyed seeing this young eagle Maggie! I had a lot of fun watching him. 🙂
Thanks much for looking and commenting!
Fantastic. What a thrill to get him so close.
Any day you see a bald eagle is a good day.
What great pictures! Thank you for sharing!
Thanks for checking them out and glad you enjoyed seeing the young eagle!