Eagles, Osprey and Mergansers. Wow

Discussion in 'Birds' started by james thiel, May 4, 2007.

  1. As Bill has already posted. Bill and I met down at the osprey nest to check out the goslings. Well they were not to be found. The osprey did a little flying around before Bill arrived but we got real lucky to have this adult bald eagle flying around us. On the way back to the car we found a pair of common mergansers sitting on a rock. Not a bad day at all..

    The common mergansers on the rock. Funny positions before they take a potty break.
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    A nice position on the osprey.
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    Then as Bill showed. The crows chasing the eagle
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  2. Beautiful shots Jim! The crows are always pestering my ospreys.

    Anthony
     
  3. Gale

    Gale

    978
    Jan 26, 2005
    Viera Fl
    Nice shots , all of them

    Awww the crow and the Eagle:>))))
     
  4. Vienna Pics

    Vienna Pics

    Nov 14, 2005
    Virgnia
    Great shots James - nicley colored ducks ( and the B.E.)
     
  5. Nice set!
     
  6. Tim O

    Tim O

    Jun 11, 2006
    Illinois
    Great captures Jim,love those BIF shots thanks for sharing these.:smile:
     
  7. Nice series Jim. I have eagle envy!
     
  8. Beautiful set Jim, well done. Looks like you guys hit the jackpot yesterday evening. You caught some very interesting action by this eagle.

    Louie
     
  9. Yes, all beautiful captures. #3 is a very nice pose.
     
  10. HarryB

    HarryB

    Jan 28, 2005
    Viera, Florida
    Outstanding captures Jim.
     
  11. Hey, Jim, those all look VEEERRRRRYYYYY familiar :wink:

    Great stuff, but Nancy was NOT impressed with my Crappy Mergansers .....

    Did you figure out what that Eagle was eating? He sure took his time "chowing down" on the wing didn't he?

    I'm still mad at those danged baby Geese though ..... :mad: :mad:

    Too bad Morrie and Louie didn't come by ..... :biggrin:

    Great day, glad you spotted the Mergansers before we scared them off.
     
  12. BirdLady

    BirdLady

    Jan 8, 2006
    Alabama
    Awesome set, James!
     
  13. All great Jim. . . the Common Mergansers have been floating around in the river but too far away for good shots. . . love what you did with the "ducks"
     
  14. yifeng

    yifeng

    724
    Jan 23, 2007
    IL
    Great captures, Jim, Love those bald eagle shots!
     
  15. Glacier

    Glacier

    Jan 17, 2006
    Boaz, Alabama
    I can only add my kudos on a fine set of images!
     
  16. Thanks Anthony. It is funny to see the crows in action against the eagles, hawks and osprey. I watched the crows chase a hawk for the longest time yesterday.

    Yep, the saga continues. Crow vs eagle.

    The ducks and eagles made the day for sure.

    Thanks.

    We were lucky to have found the one place that had sun. It sure makes shooting BIFS a lot easier.

    Thanks David. After seeing your latest shots, it is I that has envy.
    Sorry you did not make it down Louie. We did indeed get lucky.

    Thanks.

    Thanks Harry.

    Well those were indeed Crappy Mergansers. I did not have the nerve to post the actions shots. What ever the eagle was chewing on was pretty small. I could never make out what it was.

    Thanks much.

    Thanks Jerry. We were lucky to have found the Mergansers in such a good location. They were very close in. Almost across from the trail going to the car.

    Thanks. It was a real treat to watch the eagles flying around us.
    Thanks much.

    Again, thanks for looking.
     
  17. Nice series Jim. Gotta love eagles. I saw a good dozen of the baldies last week..but not a one was close enough to shoot with the 200mm.
     
  18. Flew

    Flew

    994
    Jan 25, 2005
    Alabama
    Excellent set Jim.
     
  19. RexRoy

    RexRoy

    190
    Jan 4, 2006
    New York
    awesome!
     
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