Nice Day For A Flight
This past week a bald eagle decided to sit high up in a pine tree and enjoy some afternoon sun along with a panoramic view of the marsh.
The eagle must have spotted something because he didn’t stay in the tree for long. With a jump and a flap of those huge wings, this eagle was airborne and past me in a flash. From there it seemed to be an almost effortless glide with only minimal wing action required.
Nice day for a flight!
A perfect day for perfect pictures.
It was a nice day for pictures and for flying! 🙂 I of course had to settle for taking the pictures.
SO majestic this bird is… look at her eyes… so intense.
They are nice looking birds for sure, and you never forget that face.
You sure are amazing.. Great captures. out of all the times I have been to HBSP, I still have never seen a Bald Eagle;; but did see a Mantee..LOL
Thanks Larry, but hey, a manatee is very cool! Most here have never seen one.
The eagle pair seems to be staying in the area, we hope they raise a family!
A sensational sequence – magnificent bird!
I’m happy you enjoyed seeing the eagle! We hope they like the area and stick around.
Nice Eagle! One of my favorite birds to photograph!
I never get tired of photographing an eagle. If it comes down to spoonbills or an eagle, I think I’ll go with the eagle despite how much I enjoy watching the spoonies! Thanks Reed!
Stunning is a gross understatement. Eagle fans everywhere must be thrilled about this series of images. As always, great wildlife photography. Your routine shots are my lifetime goals!
Well I greatly appreciate your very kind comments Nick and I so appreciate you checking out the wildlife photos here!
Such intensity! I have never had the opportunity to photograph an eagle… so I’ll just be satisfied to linger over yours! Well done, Phil.
Well I am very happy you enjoy seeing the eagles here and thanks very much for stopping by!
We had some drama over the weekend. A bald eagle was hit by a truck not far from where our local pair are often seen. For two days we did know if it was one of the pair but they have been seen together since so we know they are fine.
Still sad that an eagle got hurt but it was taken to a raptor rehab center and is supposed to be OK in a couple weeks and hopefully can be released back into the wild.
Fantastic shots on your “good” day.
These were actually taken on my first day out with the new 7D. Guess I stressed prematurely. 🙂
What an awesome bird, the eagle is! Beautiful photos, Phil!
Any day you see a bald eagle is a good day. Thanks Maggie!
Oh to be free as a bird, and just take to the air on a whim, as your beautiful eagle did! Great captures, Phil. 🙂
For big birds they can sure fly fast. One or two wing flaps and he is gone! 🙂
Love to see them though.
Thanks very much for looking and commenting!
Magnificent birds and great shots 🙂
I greatly appreciate you looking and commenting Emy, thanks a bunch! 🙂
Hey Phil, nice stuff. Glad I did my homework and caught up on your blog before I head down later today
Well best of luck hope you get to see and photograph some cool stuff. Glad you have been enjoying the blog photos!