Sunday, January 11, 2009

Not sharing

With a new carcass in the neighborhood this morning, area eagles were once again drawn in, and I spent a while hanging out this afternoon, trying to capture the action. There were seven eagles, only two of which were goldens, which flew as soon as I arrived. This juvenile bald stayed around so I got plenty of photos. 

What I enjoyed the most was when the eagle was temporarily spooked off the carcass and stayed off to the side, very grumpy. This raven harassed the eagle, and the eagle really didn't like it at all.

Sometimes I feel like that. It's one of those "If I could catch you, you would never do that again" kinds of feelings.


Matt Mullenix said...

More great photos! Thanks!

Neutrino Cannon said...

Is there a technical term for the "mane" of feathers around the bald eagle's head? It's quite handsome in these pictures, lifted erect as it is.