Sunday, June 11, 2006
Bald Eagle(s) at Great Falls National Park in Maryland
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.
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