For a brief period of time last month a pond about 10 minutes from my house became a hot bed of eagle activity. Temperatures had dropped and the pond was starting to freeze.
For whatever reason, this seemed to bring the fish close to the surface which of course drew the attention of these magnificent ?raptors?. This particular eagle was hanging out alone on this particular cloudy day, keeping watch over the area. Lighting was less than ideal from a photography standpoint but the images I captured that day came out pretty well all things considered.
This series shows the eagle as it was initially posing then a quick three image sequence of it when it decided it was time to move on.
Most of the Bald ??Eagles? we see in ??Colorado? are only here for the winter months. Their numbers will continue to build over the next couple of weeks and then stay at their peak for a few weeks. It is during that prime time that they will be very active competing for food and preparing for their springtime journey back north. This coincides with the gradually warming temperatures of the latter half of winter and as the lakes and ponds thaw, we should see some great viewing opportunities.