Raptors at Blackwater NWR
To see Birds of Prey, or raptors, is exciting to many. They are beautiful, powerful birds. And they are also fierce birds with keen eyesight and sharp talons that hunt and kill other animals for food, including small birds, fish, mammals, lizards, and insects.
I was fortunate to capture three species of raptors during my last two visits at Blackwater NWR.
Sometimes we’re not so lucky with their perch of choice.
He flew to another pole. Of course, I followed.
It lovelier to see them in their natural habitat setting.
Blackwater NWR has the largest concentration of breeding Bald Eagles on the East Coast, north of Florida. During the winter, the population soars with transients.
It’s starting that time of year where you will see Eagles at the refuge on any given day.
This Bald Eagle pair was popular with everyone, they were much closer to the wildlife drive, perched for a couple hours.
Bald Eagles Chit-Chatting
Bald Eagles on the same perch in their habitat
Same pair of Bald Eagles at sunset