"WHAT EAGLES GET UP TO IN THEIR DOWNTIME" - Bald Eagles (Mature)

January 24, 2023  •  1 Comment

"WHAT EAGLES GET UP TO IN THEIR DOWNTIME"

Bald Eagles (Mature ) - 11 Photos

 

The following photos feature two Bald Eagles (actually a partnership) and were taken over the course of several hours.

 

I followed one as it landed on a tree and it was subsequently joined by its mate. The two then flew to a pair of trees very close by and then eventually ended up in one tree, one on a branch above the other where they remained for almost two hours, literally just chilling out. If you check out the feet and talons of one eagle, in particular, you can see they are bright red, presumably covered in the blood of a recent & probably substantial meal. They probably both had recently dined well which may explain why they were attending to "other matters" for such a long period.

 

As the afternoon sun began its descent, the two, one after the other, flew in the direction of the river.

 

So what do eagles get up to when they have some time to relax. Well ........

 

PHOTO #1 - Having A Conversation With Our Mate

 

PHOTO #2 - Spending Some Time With A 'Friend'. If I was this magpie, I would be paying close attention to the colour of this eagle's feet :) 

 

PHOTO #3 - A Quick Pose Before Changing Locations

 

PHOTO #4 - Choosing Just The Right Perch

 

PHOTO #5 - Taking That Horror Movie Pose

 

PHOTO #6 - Cleaning Our Beak With A Newly Broken Off Branch. Who said eagles don't use tools???

 

PHOTO #7 - Taking That "Who Me?" Look

 

PHOTO #8 - Now That Looks More Like A Bird Of Prey

 

PHOTO #9 - Relieving That Annoying Itch

 

PHOTO #10 -  S-t-r-e-t-c-h

 

PHOTO #11 - The Inevitable Good-Bye

 

 


Comments

Urszula(non-registered)
Lovely, lovely, lovely!
Beautiful photos, and the weather cooperated again. The quality of images is outstanding, especially the eyes!
If it was on the day I've met you, I'm glad you were warmly dressed :)
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