July 3rd, 2015 – Avian Friday: Angler’s Workshop

One of the more impressive aspects of the Bald Eagle is its sheer size. Adult birds average about 10-12 pounds and with a wingspan of 6 to 8 feet. Naturally they must consume a considerable amount of food to fuel their large bodies. There’s no shortage of fish for the Eagles that congregate annually along the shores of Big Beef Creek on Washington’ Hood Canal. These birds have discovered this ample food source and spend several weeks here on their annual northward migration .

Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus Leptocephalus )

Seabeck, Washington
700mm | 1/800th Sec. @f/6.3| ISO 1600

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

Processed with Lightroom Mobile, Snapseed for iPad, Filterstorm

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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