Taken at St Vrain State Park in northern Colorado, two Bald Eagles were keeping watch as the sun rose last weekend.
Even eagles have to itch! Well, either that or this guy was giving me a bit of a “middle finger salute” – you decide which. 😉
A very brave – or very dumb – squirrel in northern Colorado this past Saturday. 😉 This male bald eagle seemed quite amazed that a squirrel would dare to come quite close to it. Surprisingly enough, the eagle did nothing and simply watched the rodent as it walked around the tree.
A female Bald Eagle appears to be giving her mate quite an earful yesterday in Longmont, Colorado.
My mission today was to find bald eagles and I was rewarded heavily. Four were seen at St Vrain State Park although the lighting was less than optimal and limited opportunities. Going into Longmont I then found a picture perfect pair. They initially were on two separate trees but the female soon came and joined its mate.
View the complete gallery of pictures from today below the main image.
A couple weeks ago I had the privilege of witnessing a pair of eagles drive off a third that they felt was intruding on their territory. As the event unfolded, the two aggressors performed many flybys as they circled and took stock of the interloper.
I captured many worthy images of them as they flew only about 20 feet over my head – this is one of them. To view the complete gallery of their flybys, see below the main image.
“Get off my tree!” Cold and snowy here in Denver, Colorado today but that didn’t stop me – and the wildlife. This Bald Eagle didn’t seem very happy with having to share its part of the tree with a Red Tailed Hawk. The eagle was extremely vocal in voicing its displeasure.
A bit of an extreme close up as this eagle took off from a pole yesterday. I certainly did not plan on capturing this image like this but the eagle caught me off guard.
It was perched on a pole and was perfectly content to let me get close so I was zoomed in to my lens’ max trying to get a nice, detailed head shot. Apparently the eagle decided it was time to go and suddenly launched itself into the air. This image is just as it started to spread its wings to take off and was the only one in the sequence that came out. A bit of an unusual angle and look but I am loving the detail.
This juvenile bald eagle was ready for a close up and more than willing to let me approach as he sat perched on a pole northeast of Denver, Colorado. It and a few other young ones have taken up residency lately in the same area.
This one is between two and three years old. It won’t be for another two or three years that it really starts to look like a bald eagle with the distinctive white head. Even at this young age, these are magnificent looking birds.
View more pictures of this eagle and some other raptors from this day’s photo excursion below.