Monday, August 30, 2010

JUNE 2nd Eagle verses osprey

At the beginning the osprey hunted in the same area. Always saw confrontations between the 2. The eagle took it for a while and then he turned and showed his talons. Osprey always wasted no time in leaving at that point. They seemed to have an understanding!! These shots are far away and not very good. But shows the action just the same.

Male always sat in one of 2 trees near the nest while Mom was always in the nest with young eaglets.
She watched her young very carefully,especially after they started to get mobile. Was great when we first saw that little wing appear for a brief moment. Had to have the camera at the ready all the time. It was a real challenge as I had only a very small opening in the trees to shoot through. And a long distance. So cropping a must.