LindaShorey wrote:I've been fortunate to be able to follow a bald eagle couple for several years in the Yakima River Canyon. I have seen twins, then triplets, then twins again - all successfully raised and fledged. Mom is on the nest again this year, and I'm hoping to see little ugly dinosaur heads poke up soon
These photos are last year's family, nearly fledged. The nest is visible from the roadway, but quite a distance across a river. Used Canon SX50. Thanks for viewing!
St3v3M wrote:Fortunate indeed, blessed I'd say. And how far away are you? They don't seem concerned by your presence.
I love the perspective? Are you shooting from the side of a hill? I'll keep coming back to look at these! S-
LindaShorey wrote:Thanks so much Steve. I'll find a wider view to post that will give a sense of distance. Standing at the edge of a two-lane road (45 mph speed limit, but too many think that's just a suggestion) and looking across a river - fortunate the road is "just the right height" there. The Canon SX50 has a 1200 mm "equivalent" angle of view and these are slightly cropped.
These eagles have been using that nest for about 7 years I'm told, so are quite used to people. In fact, some photographers throw frozen fish into the river (from a rock outcropping a little lower than the roadway) in order to get better action shots.
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