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    Love it, Bill

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    Quote Originally Posted by Terry O View Post
    Love it, Bill
    Photographing the backyard birds was a last act of desperation on a slow day.
    Last edited by Bill Anderson; 01-31-2014 at 10:30 AM.
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    Hopefully things will pick up, Bill.

    BTW, here's a shot I forgot to process in the series I posted yesterday - its the initial shot of the Eagle taking off from her nest. The main reason I am posting it here is it gives an idea of the incredible fully-stretched wing span of these amazing creatures. Because of the dark background and dark wings you have to look closely to see the tips. I'm guessing it has to be pushing seven or more feet - certainly well over 6 feet.

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    crows are among the smartest birds there are... stands to reason they'd figure it out. jays? well, they're just greedy! nice shots, Bill!
    ~ Rocky

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill Anderson View Post
    Photographing the backyard birds was a last act of desperation on a slow day.
    Nothing wrong with that.
    "Landscape photography is the supreme test of the photographer - and often the supreme disappointment." - Ansel Adams

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    Friday (1/31) Terry and I gave visiting forum member Rocky a tour of our secret avian photo hot spots in Edmonds. As we drove up Pt. Edwards, we saw the resident eagle pair circling overhead. One of the birds had some branches in its talons and was heading for the nest.

    We caught her(?) in the nest.
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    I missed shots of her flying out of the nest, but I think Terry and Rocky got a few. She flew to the nearby sentry tree, where the pair often perched last year after their two babies grew large enough to fill up the nest.
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    She flew to the top of the sentry tree.......
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    ..... while her mate remained in an adjacent tree.
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    A juvie flew by as we were giving Rocky a tour of the Pt. Edwards walkway. We all noticed that it had a bad leg. It may be one of the two 2013 Hutt Park juvies, as last year I photographed one dangling a leg while perched in the family tree at Hutt Park. Check post #315 here: http://www.pnwphotos.com/forum/showt...onds-WA/page32
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    Last edited by Bill Anderson; 02-01-2014 at 01:41 AM.
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    Wesley was cleaning his bill at the marsh.
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    A double-crested cormorant was giving itself a salt water bath off the fishing pier.
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    From the fishing pier we went to Marina Park. Terry had bailed on us at the marsh, so I knew we were in for a real show at the park. We ran into forum member Jenine, who said we had missed hot eagle action that morning: three juvies and two sub adults all screeching and harassing each other with the Pt. Edwards adult pair nowhere to be seen.

    We saw one of the Pt. Edwards adults in the family tree past the dog park.
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    Last edited by Bill Anderson; 02-01-2014 at 01:09 AM.
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    The other adult was on the piling eating a fish.
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    She(?) began to screech, which alerted us to the presence of another eagle in the area.
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    The other eagle was a second juvie with two good legs.
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    She took off and after flying past the condos, headed south around Pt. Edwards.
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    The piling was not vacant for long as the other adult swooped in with a fish to eat
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    The juvie was still in the area and the adult reacted by screeching.
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    The continued presence of the juvie.....
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    ........ may have bothered the adult as it flew off without finishing the fish. Its mate flew out to investigate......
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    ....... and the two adults circled over Pt. Edwards.
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    The juvie made a few passes by the piling without landing.
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    As you can tell by the quality of the latter photos, sunset was near and what little light remained was fading fast, so we all headed for home. I think Rocky enjoyed his visit to Edmonds as we gave him the eagle action he was seeking.
    Last edited by Bill Anderson; 02-01-2014 at 01:44 AM.
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