December 13, 2013 -Avian Friday: It Takes a Thief

Once this his juvenile Bald Eagle set eyes on a fish the Great Blue Heron captured is was not going to be denied. I had a blast watching these guys in action last summer on Washington’s Hood Canal. The Eagles would wait for the Herons to catch the fish and then swoop down and steal their quarry. I’d heard about them gathering there for several years, but just now took the opportunity to go and photograph them. Looks like it will become a regular spot from now on.

Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus

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Seabeck, Washington
700mm | 1/8000th Sec. @f/7.1| ISO 2000

Canon 5D MkIII+ Canon EF 500/4L IS USM w/1.4X Rear Extender

Processed with Lightroom 4, Photoshop CS6, Nik Collection.

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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