Bald Eagle Pair

The sight of a Bald Eagle never fails to impress.  Two together was a real treat. This pair sat watching and waiting for at least a half hour that I was fortunate enough to photograph.

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Anticipating their moves with so little experience watching them make getting the coveted action shot tough. The size of the trees they perch in add to the difficulty.

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The vocalizations of the bird on the right alerted us that something was about to happen.

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Then it was over–they had rearranged themselves in the same tree. A scratch, then they settled back to sitting and watching.

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When the first one finally flew off I lost sight of him quickly behind the trees. I returned my focus to the second Eagle, hoping he would follow in the same path and I might get a shot. After waiting about 15 minutes with no movement we moved on.

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He took off shortly after, a few powerful strokes and he was out of sight across the marsh.

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