All Photos posted on this blog unless otherwise noted were taken by me with my Canon Rebel XTI using a 300 mm zoom lens

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Eagles and More Eagles

This has been the coldest winter since 1949, cold winters make for great Eagle watching at Farmington Bay.
It's been a long time since I posted, there are several reasons but probably the biggest is I just simply didn't feel inspired to post any thing. I suppose because I have been without a telephoto lens for my camera for several months. That and I worked on a Christmas project in November and December for my grandkids, I will post on that later. I'm back in the saddle now and plan to do more birding and more posting. I hope you enjoy these pictures from my first outing with my new lens.

Eagles roosting in the distance after gorging on carp

Control projects to manage the out of control and destructive carp population in Great Salt Lake Wetland are a great feeding opportunity for wintering Eagles
Gulls and Eagles both opportunistic feeders eating side by side at the carp buffet

Adolescent Bald Eagle
Photogenic Eagles draw hundreds of photographers to Farmington Bay who wait for hours to get the perfect Eagle shot

Plenty of food to go around but still a lot of squabbling over the bits
This and the next picture are my favorite shots of the day

Northern rough-legged Hawk

There were other birds out as well

Northern Harrier feeding on a duck
Common Goldeneye
American Kestrel
Canvasback and Ringneck Ducks
Canvasback and Northern Shoveler Ducks


john said...

Good to see you doing new posts. Those are some very impressive eagle shots. Loved the other raptors as well. Do you see many thrashers in your area?

Steve's Bird Blog said...

Sage Thrashers are very common,Gray Catbird are common in riparian areas along streams and rivers and I have seen Crissal Thrashers at Lytle Ranch in the south western corner of Utah