I’m up in northern Wisconsin. The place where I’m staying has had bald eagles in residence for quite a while. In fact, I got a few long-distance shots of juveniles just this summer, as part of Cove Fauna.
I had one pose for me yesterday afternoon.
This picture looks north along the cove.
There is a pretty old eagle’s nest in the tall tree on the left, and an adult eagle in the tall tree on the right. See if you can spot them. (Click for larger version.)
Here’s the nest.
The eagle sat there long enough for me to get in my canoe and paddle through the cove to get a better shot. I’d take a picture (in case it flew away before I got to where I wanted to be), paddle closer, take another picture, paddle closer, etc.
Eventually I got about as close as one can get. Here are some of my closest shots (still probably a good 250 feet away).
He was doing a lot of squawking.
He also sat there a long time.
Shortly after this shot he up and left.
It was a wonderful opportunity for some photographs.