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    From Monday (6/12/17).

    All three eagles (both adults and the juvie) were in the Deer Creek nest, which gives you an idea of how big the nest is.
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    The Pt. Edwards juvie ventured to the front edge of its nest.
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    From Tuesday (6/13).

    The first time I have photographed the Pt. Edwards eaglet from the back of the nest.
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    The Deer Creek eaglet continues to grow.
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    The locations, viewing angles, and flight paths related to both nests are such that we cannot get spectacular shots of the adults flying in and out of the nests like we could with the original Pt. Edwards nest in 2014. Terry's recent shots of a Pt. Edwards adult flying out of its nest towards him are proving to be the exception.
    Bill Anderson; Edmonds (near Seattle), WA.

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    Wednesday afternoon (6/14) action at the Deer Creek nest.

    One adult swooped into the nest.
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    Immediately followed by its mate, which was carrying a bird that can be seen on the far left side of the photo.
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    The second adult briefly remained at the nest,
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    then took off.
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    My Friday (6/16/17) lunch stop at the Deer Creek nest proved fruitful as I discovered a second baby in the nest. Both babies were stretching their wings. Judging by the exposed feather shafts, I think these babies are a week or two younger than the Pt. Edwards baby.
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    Adult + one baby.
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    Adult + two babies.
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    One baby's beak is noticeably larger than the other's. Sister & brother?
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    I stopped by the Pt. Edwards nest shortly before sunset and saw one adult hunkered down inside.
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    Tough viewing, but two for sure!

    Terry

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    Friday afternoon (6/23/17) I stopped by Lake Ballinger while my son was playing tennis. One of the resident eagles was perched on its snag and being harassed by the evil minions of the Dark Lord.
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    Its mate was circling high above the lake.
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    I took a few shots of their nest, but saw nothing until I down-loaded the photos to my computer. I am 99.99% certain the pair have a baby this year. You can barely see its beak. What looks like the white head and yellow beak of an adult is actually intervening foliage I'll have to return with the 500L telephoto when lighting condition are better.
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    One of the Pt. Edwards eagles was perched in the shade in a tree next to Willow Creek at the marsh. This is not one of the eagle's usual spots and I would not have found it had it not been for the crows pointing it out to me. This is a 100mm shot from my 7DII + 100-400L II telephoto zoom + 1.4x TC. The heat waves made the 400mm telephoto shots worthless.
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    What looked like a 3 year old sub adult flew north over the marsh. The eagle in the tree just watched it fly over with no reaction.
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    Saturday afternoon (6/24/17) one of the adults was in the Deer Creek nest with both babies. This is a very large nest.

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    From the "back" (my perspective, not the eagles') of the Pt. Edwards nest Monday (6/28/17).
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    Later that day from the "front" of the nest. Note the feather shafts on the eaglet's wing.
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    Tuesday (6/27/17) I set up the 5DIII + 500L telephoto + 1.4x TC at the Deer Creek nest and caught one of the eaglets stirring. It is hard to find good lighting for photographing the nest.

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    PSA: I posted some comparative photos for those who may be thinking of buying a telephoto lens.

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    Bill Anderson; Edmonds (near Seattle), WA.

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