Keeping A Watchful Eye
This morning I found one of our local bald eagles sitting in a pine tree along the edge of the salt marsh. I don’t know if it’s the same duck hunter from yesterday, but it could be.
Now that they have one or two chicks, food for the babies is not the only concern for the eagle parents. Watching out for predators or other birds which they may determine are invaders to their territory is also a full time job.
After keeping a close eye on this one section of the marsh area, the eagle left the tree and doing an airborne reconnaissance, it flew across to the other side where it sat in another tree and kept watch there for a bit. It soon left that tree as well and patrolled further along the far edge which is a tactic that will hopefully allow for views from every possible direction. Good safety procedures are certainly being followed by the new parents.
Beautiful photography. Wonderful details in the face and feathers. I love the white background to, it really shows of the detail and movement in the bird. Lovely.
Thanks so much, the overcast morning sky made the background go white which sometimes works out nicely.
Stunning captures again.
Glad you liked them thanks.
WOW!! Awesome photos!!! Love to see bald eagles!
Hey thanks, glad you enjoyed the eagle photos!
Having the sky so white gives the look of an art study with these.
Yeah it looks a bit like a studio shot on white seamless. 🙂
The background really makes him stand out. He’s stunning. It’s interesting how there are so many things for all the salt marsh creature to do – at all times!
Yes he jumps out of that overcast sky background. They all have a nice area to play in over there. 🙂
They must be pretty safe chicks with a great parent like that! Terrific pictures, Phil!
We have seen them chase off other eagles that dared enter the ‘nursery’ area. 🙂
The detail on the last 2 shots is simply mind blowing
I appreciate that very much Scott thanks!
Awesome action captures! Incredible details!
Thanks for checking these out and glad you liked seeing the eagle!
Beautiful flight shots!
Hard to go wrong with an eagle. Thanks for looking.
The Eagle in the Pine has to be an Iconic shot…..great series
I’m just happy when one of them sits in a close pine tree. So often they are too far off. 🙂
A magnificent set of shots.
I’m glad you enjoyed seeing the eagle David.