Perch With A Big View

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I am fortunate to see Eagles often, but my adrenaline still gets pumping when I see one perched atop a tree or snag, taking in its great big view.  Here are four I hope delight you!

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Bald Eagle

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Powerful and fearless.

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Bald Eagle

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They seem to know their majesty, don’t they?

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Bald Eagle

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This next Eagle was sitting on a breakwater rip rap, looking out to the Chesapeake Bay.  I wondered what it was thinking as it viewed out yonder from such a low perch.  Perhaps the breeze felt good.

After a series of clicks, s/he turned around and I got this next shot.  I was on a boardwalk platform, peering through the shoreline vegetation.

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Bald Eagle

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(All photos taken at Eastern Neck NWR, Rock Hall, Maryland)

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46 thoughts on “Perch With A Big View

  1. Yep, I’m delighted. 🙂 We have some resident eagles here inland at the Quabbin Reservoir. The population was restored several years ago and there are now several breeding pairs. I have but one eagle photograph and it is barely recognizable atop a tree in a landscape shot.

    • Yay, that makes me even more delighted! I am very fortunate with the abundance of the Eagles around the Chesapeake Bay, their comeback has been amazing (as well as the Osprey around here).

      BTW, sorry just responding!! I found your comment in my spam folder. I haven’t had anyone else in there in several weeks. 🤔

    • Thank you, Ted! There are three active Eagle nests on the 2,285 acre refuge island, none with public access, so it’s nice to get so many opportunities to spot them while driving around, mostly just need to scan the tree snags, stop and shoot. Of course, it really helps they don’t sway easily from their perch with a human presence, they know they are protected and rule the refuge. 🙂

  2. I really enjoyed all four of these magnificent bald eagle photos, Donna. How fortunate for you to see them often. We are so lucky in our present day that this bird did not go extinct. Lovely photos, every one.

  3. Count me in as one of the delighted ones! Great images, Donna. I am going to Jasper National Park first thing tomorrow , so hoping to have some photos to share.

  4. The Bald Eagle is definitely majestic. No doubt! I love the look of this bird. Your photos are fantastic, Donna. 🙂

  5. Never gets old seeing Eagles, Donna! I do love the regal portraits you got, but that last one with the Eagle down on the rip-rap is really interesting.

    • Thank you, Ellen! It’s one of those birds we cannot get enough. 🙂 Actually, it was the last photo of the Eagle at the riprap that made my decision to post a few Eagles in trees. I loved how the close vegetation framed the Eagle, and my personal encounter when s/he turned around for that shot. Looking out over the bay was nice too, but just seeing the back of the Eagle wasn’t cutting it. 😉

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