Soaring Eagles

After returning from Florida, I was delighted to capture more of our Eagles soaring past my third floor balcony.

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Adult American Bald Eagle


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Juvenile American Bald Eagle


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Juvenile American Bald Eagle

This next photo was taken around sunset where an Eagle caused a flight-frenzy with some of the ducks as he flew in and landed on Lippincott’s Channel Marker in Marshy Creek.

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I was thrilled with the next series of shots, me capturing an Eagle capturing a fish.

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I took the next and last series from my balcony on the parking lot side of our building of an Eagle approaching to fly between ours and another building.

Because I was able to stay locked on him, you’ll see him in focus in the third photo as he flew behind the tree branches.Β  I thought this was pretty cool!

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Would you believe I then hurriedly walked…..ok, I admit, I ran through my home to the waterside hoping to capture him as he flew through?Β  This next photo proves the Eagle can fly faster than I can run, he was gone!

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Eagles soar because they always focus on their goal.

Dare to soar this week, my friend!


32 thoughts on “Soaring Eagles

  1. You certainly soared with this photography Donna! What majestic creatures they are and you captured. No wonder they are our national bird!

  2. Magnificent shots Donna! How lovely that you had a mostly blue sky when you had this gift, the colours are remarkable! Thanks for sharing these beautiful captures:-)

    • Thanks so much, Ashley. I love Eagles. With all the cloudy and showers we had been having, I was fortunate with blue skies on some. What I took during the cloudy days, I just couldn’t edit enough to work. Those go to the golden recycle bin! πŸ˜‰

      • I think we have a really fun itinerary. We’ll fly to Las Vegas and stay the night to see Cirque du Soleil. From there we rent an SUV and head across AZ, actual route yet to be determined. We’ll take a Jeep tour with a Navajo guide through Canyon de Chilly (pronounced d’Shay). Next day we’ll roam around Chaco Canyon in NM. Then we head East to Eric’s old territory where we’ll spend a couple of days at a Hot Springs and do day trips to his old haunts. Flying home out of Albuquerque. There’s been some showers and not too hot. Hopefully the cactus will be in bloom! And, of course, the camera goes with me! Thanks!!!

  3. So it was fish instead of duck that time. πŸ™‚ You should workshops from your balcony! WOW! I drive 3 hours to see Bald Eagles and that’s not a guarantee! Most times they aren’t in the refuge or where I expect them to be.
    What’s the tax situation for retirees there? As a NV or FL? If it is I may turning He-Man to Maryland..he has an Aunt there.

    We’re looking out of state for retirement. CA is just crazy. They’re really good at driving money out of the state though.

    • I prefer fish to the ducks, isn’t that awful?!! πŸ™‚ Our balcony has been a wonder to me, hooked me with the opportunity to get into photography without really trying. I’m so glad it did! Tax situation for retirees not so good in Maryland, real high. We’re still not sure if we’ll retire in Maryland, it’s so hard to know what/where it is best!

  4. Great photos of the eagles, you’re so lucky to live where they fly past your balcony as often as they do. I’d probably set-up camp on the balcony and live out there if it were me. πŸ™‚

    • Thanks Jerry, for one thing, it’s hard to get much else done with bird ops presenting themselves so easily. So I always said, to heck with housework, birds are more fun! πŸ˜‰

  5. Marvellous photography, Donna. Yes, I believe you when you say that you ran through the house. πŸ˜€ Wonderful captures of the eagle getting his fishy supper. Love your final words. I’ll do my best. πŸ˜€ xx

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