Thursday, June 22, 2006

Juvenile and Adult Eagles @ Great Falls

Today was the first day that I've seen the Juvenile Bald Eagle at Great Falls National Park in Maryland out of the nest and flying! It was awesome.

This image is a collage of one of the adults and the juvenile playing follow the leader or something... The background is a GBH that was just handing around ;) I probably took 200 shots today and only 15 weren't of eagles.

This was my first glimpse of Jr flying:
Fledged! (1 of ?)

Wednesday, June 21, 2006

Thursday, June 15, 2006

The one in the tree makes me laugh

Lol. Another photo of Great Blue Herons from Great Falls National Park in Maryland.


Sunday, June 11, 2006

Bald Eagle(s) at Great Falls National Park in Maryland

Bringing Junior His Lunch (2 of 2)

So, I found a new place to visit and take photographs. I've been going to a hand full of places during the past few months (Mason Neck Va, DC Zoo, Centennial Lake, Greenbelt Lake) and decided to venture out to a new location.

I'd heard of Great Falls, but never realized how close it was to me (about 20 miles) and how cool it is. There are hundreds of Great Blue Heron. The three eagles, and also many geese, ducks, and even some Black-Crowned Night Herons.

Yesterday I saw all three eagles, the 2 parents and one the youngster. Here's one of the parents about to land in some shallow water to cool off and take a bath. He stayed in the water for what seemed like 25 minutes.

Bald Eagle @ Great Falls National Park, Maryland

I plan to probably go here a lot in the next weeks and months. The eagles nest is a couple hundred yards away, and I don't think that Junior has left the nest yet. Junior did however eat the fish on his own.

My other photos from Great Falls are in (and will be added to) this flickr photo set