|Occasionally Catching the Eagles in Flight|
week I dropped by the Connecticut River and was thrilled to see that my Eagles
are back. They are working on their nest, suspended precariously at the
top of a snag, high above the Vermont shore. With varying degrees
of success, this has been their breeding site for many years. The
consistent location makes it easy to follow, and photograph, their progress.
Last year one hatchling appeared to flourish.
|Foam and Tripod|
nest can be viewed from along the River Road in West Chesterfield, but from the
closest spot, it is still nearly 250 yards away. I typically settle on
the side of the road and steady my long lens on a piece of custom cut foam,
fitted to my window glass. I'm getting better at catching the birds in flight, but more often, the action comes when an eagle takes off
or lands on the nest. On average, this happens once every 30-40 minutes.
The rest of the time is consumed by long periods of unexciting sitting,
both for the eagles and myself.
|More Sticks this Year|
far I have only seen evidence of nest building. The birds generally
arrive with bunches of sticks, and only occasionally with an unfortunate
supper entrée. I can only hope that all the nesting activity will
eventually lead to little eagles, but we don’t have a nest cam, so I will
have to wait for small heads to poke up over the edge.
|Building from 2016|
|Favorite Take-Off from 2016|
won’t be able to get back to my spot along the river or a couple of weeks.
Who knows what excitement might unfold in the interim.
Nice captures on Eagles. quick question. Which digital camera brand you are using? I am also a big fan of wild life photography. and i think it will help in my photography mission. Anyway, thanks for sharing your fantastic journey..ReplyDelete