Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Eagle Eye II

I went back and visited the bald eagle from my first Eagle Eye post last month. The eagle is being cared for by the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources. I talked to one of the girls at the center and she told me this particular eagle had been shot and that's why it can no longer fly. They had another eagle, but it died and she said they believe it was 18-20 years old at the time.







29 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

love that last shot. so beautiful.

Pieces of Sunshine said...

The curve on the end of the beak is amazing.

Nancy @ A Rural Journal said...

*sigh* What a gorgeous bird. :)

Martha Z said...

Wonderful images, you can see what a formidable predator he must be. I love the detail in his feathers.
I don't think one could get close enough to get these shots were it not captive.

Dave said...

They are very photogenic birds.... you captured some splendid poses and portraits

Barb said...

Amazing beautiful bird and great photos. I would love to see an eagle up close some day.

Springman said...

Bitter sweet these photos. It's tough to see this magnificent bird incapacitated but heartening at the same time that it is being cared for. Altogether it's wonderful to see this bird in otherworldly detail. Quite a show!
Cheers!

Debbie said...

what a thrill to be soooo close to such a beautiful regal bird.

you captured it so beautifully, it was very exciting for me to view your photo's!!

mick said...

Great photo of a magnificent bird. Why would anyone even try to shoot it!?

Carole Meisenhelter said...

thank heavens for the refuges available and ongoing welfare for injured birds. This Bald Eagle is so handsome; great to get so close for your photos.

http://www.csu.edu.au/special/falconcam/Streams/camera-two.htm

is live stream (hopefully goon on the day you might check-in). Be patient!

The three chicks have grown and starting to stretch their wings a lot this afternoon I see. I'm wondering how long before they take off out the ledge?

Larry said...

Beautiful shots of a gorgeous bird Brian! That last photo is truly special. The looks you can get from a raptor like this are amazing. And just take a look at those talons will ya?

Hey Carole, thanks for the link to the Peregrine Falcon cam! Very cool!

Dawn said...

Absolutely incredible. I have never seen such "close up captures"- they're magnificent!!!!

holdingmoments said...

What a magnificent bird.
Sickening that some people see fit to shoot such beauty.

Kathiesbirds said...

That's quite the bird. Lovely shots. I love the heron in your header photo.

Stewart M said...

Hi - they really are a remarkable bird.

Cheers - Stewart M - Australia

Arija said...

Great ammunition he has with those talons and beak. Wonderful shots of this majestic bird.

Liz said...

WOW!! These shots are amazing! Such wonderful creatures. I would love to have the opportunity to photograph one of these.

CameraCruise said...

Great shots!
What a beautiful and majestic bird!

Hilke Breder said...

Nice shots! Amazing beak. I wouldn't want to be a mouse!

Pat Ulrich said...

Awesome portrait of this majestic bird -- I really like the pose in the last frame! Great shots!

NatureFootstep said...

great shots. :) You really got close to the eagle. But, are the beak supposed to be that long? It looks strange somehow.

Andrew said...

Wonderful images of a beautiful bird... many thanks for sharing.

missing moments said...

He is such a beauty! Those claws are something else.

Tracey N. said...

What a gorgeous bird. I am amazed by your shots of it too, especially the last one. Amazing!

Nature Rambles said...

What a magnificent bird!! Gorgeous close shots!!

bailey-road.com said...

Fantastic shots!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Your pictures are wonderful! I feel as if I know this particular Eagle -- his very personality just shines through your marvelous portraits.

Jayne said...

Amazing photos! Enjoyed them very much!

LB @ Bullets And Biscuits said...

Those talons are crazy looking up close!