One Perch – Two Hours – Three Big Birds

My last post featured a Bald Eagle captured in flight as it went up and down Cambridge Creek.

There was more to the story….  😉

It’s possible mate was on the Osprey nest platform.  (Oh, Osprey Bella would be so upset if she knew!)


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Bald Eagle


Because there was no fighting or aggression between the two Eagles over the fish meal, I suspected they were mates.


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Bald Eagle with a fish


The Eagle in flight did leave the area after flying past me, leaving this Eagle to finish its meal.


After the meal was gone, the Bald Eagle cleaned its beak alongside the wood


Did you notice the leg band above?  I discovered it when I downloaded my photos!  I unfortunately could not make out any numbers or letters.

Finally, a great Eagle profile when the sun shined.


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Bald Eagle showing off its leg band


I checked a half hour later to see if the Eagle was still on the platform.  It was gone.

But look what I found in its place.


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Great Blue Heron


Well, that was a pleasant surprise!


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Great Blue Heron


The Great Blue Heron was just hanging out in the breezy conditions.  Nice!  I watched it off and on for a few minutes.


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Great Blue Heron “one-legging it”


Less than a half hour later, I did a quick look; the Great Blue Heron was gone.

Oh, but now look what I found perched!


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Turkey Vulture


While the Eagle was eating its fish, there was a Turkey Vulture soaring overhead, I’m sure keeping an eye on the platform and any possible leftovers.

But then that Great Blue Heron showed up after the Eagle departed.

Finally, with the Great Blue Heron gone, the Turkey Vulture could land and clean up the platform.


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Turkey Vulture eating the remains of the fish


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Turkey Vulture


This two-hour experience has me back to glancing at the platform more often, who knows what I might see on it next time!



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