Eagle Excitement Around Oyster Cove

For those following my blog from my community, I hope you’ve noticed and enjoyed the increased eagle activity around us this past couple months.  You cannot watch the skies for a day or two and not see at least one soaring above or at a distance or perched on ours or CBEC’s osprey platforms or the channel markers around us.  For everyone, here’s a series of just a few of the many photos I’ve taken in the few times I spent ‘looking’ from my balcony the last two weeks.

American Bald Eagle

American Bald Eagle

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This next adult was having breakfast on our osprey nest platform yesterday morning.  It looked like it was an unfortunate duck.

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Belly full, the eagle just sat and looked around.

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Time to move on!

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About a half hour later, I spotted a Turkey Vulture landing on the platform.  He finished the duck.

Turkey Vulture

Turkey Vulture

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I’ve seen a juvenile Eagle many times.  Here he/she is coming towards me and then swooping down to the water to grab a meal.

Juvenile American Bald Eagle

Juvenile American Bald Eagle

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The juvenile eagle came back by me and then circled again, passing closer to me before heading off with his catch.

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Couple more individual shots…..

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I was fortunate to be out at the right time to catch this adult eagle passing by real close!  🙂

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What a majestic bird!  I still get excited to see one no matter how many or how recent I saw the last.  I hope you enjoyed these that I wanted to share.

Note, we have a huge snow storm crossing the United States.  For us in the Chesapeake Bay Mid-Atlantic area, we’re borderline rain or snow.  They don’t know just where the snow’s southern line will be just yet.  As we are, everyone please stay informed of your area’s predictions, prepare, and be safe!

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