Photographing Bald Eagles

Bald Eagle taking off.

A few weeks ago l got a new camera lens!! I used to have a 18-55 mm lens but now I have a 55-250mm lens! I am super excited to have a new lens because now I can take close up pictures of birds. With the other lens, the birds were always too far away. I mainly take pictures of birds at our feeder. This weekend I brought my camera to the cabin because I wanted to take pictures of birds.

Black-capped Chickadee

This weekend we went to the cabin up Rock Creek. The snow was about 12-16”! On Sunday, Lucy and l were playing with our new castle LEGO set. All of a sudden Papa said “Eagles!”. There were 3 Bald Eagles (BAEA) chasing each other, Papa said that one of them had a fish in its talons! We watched them for a while before Mama went out to take pictures before they flew away. Mama went down to the river and took a few amazing pictures of it on the ice. After Mom took pictures, I wanted to try to!

Bald Eagle fishing on the ice.

Later that day while we were around an hour away from leaving I went down to the river to see if l could take a picture of an eagle before we left. I sat there for a while waiting for an eagle to fly up/downstream toward me. I waited for about a minute until I saw some movement up stream. The eagle had perched on a large pine tree upstream of the bridge. It stayed there for a few minutes (I had 3 pictures by now) before it took off. I also got some pretty good photos of it flying. Before we went, Lucy, Mom, and I went down to the river one last time.

Bald Eagle flying

Going down to the river an eagle flies downstream and lands on the ice on the opposite bank. We watch it for a while, all of a sudden the eagle jumps into the water! It comes out a second later with a fish! I have never seen that behavior before. Have you ever noticed that behavior? If so, please leave it in your comments.

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