August 30th, 2013 – Avian Friday: Young Fella

This week I’m taking you back to more Bald Eagle action from Washington’s’ Hood Canal area. This particular young eagle seemed to gain skill everyday in learning how to steal prey from the Great Blue Herons on the beach. During the outgoing and low tides, the Herons would gather in numbers to corral the Sculpin fish trapped and spawning in the shallows, The Eagles proceed to swoop in and swipe the fish from the Herons. On my first trip out he had many attempts and misses, but after a couple of weeks he looked to be getting the hang of it and seemed to get a kick out of buzzing and harassing the Herons.

Juvenile Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus )

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Seabeck, Washington 
700mm | 1/4000th Sec. @f/5.6 | ISO 2000

Canon 5D Mark III+ Canon EF 500/4L IS USM vI + EFS 1.4X Rear Extender VII

Processed with Lightroom 4, CS6 and Nik Software Suite.

To see a larger version please click on the image.

Feel free to comment below if you like what you see or have any other observations.

Thanks for stopping by,

JayT

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