Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Eagles on the Ice

I promised to tell  of the eagles we saw at Klamath NWR.  I'm sorry that I my lens couldn't bring them closer but then I wouldn't have been able to get both in one frame.
 We stopped to watch the tundra swans and didn't notice the eagles at first.  The one on the left looks like he is ice fishing.
 Then he looks over his shoulder at the other bird.
 He turns to face the second bird.
 He moves closer.
Then stops to observe the swans flying over head.  We didn't stay to see what further interaction there might be.  We had been there quite a while just to get this much.  As we continued on I was able to get a much better shot of an eagle and you can see that at Around California.
If you are thinking that this was a quiet, peaceful spot, think again.  It is amazing how much noise a bunch of swans, geese and ducks can make.

More watery sights can be found at Watery Wednesday, hosted for us by 2sweetnsaxy.

22 comments:

Ann said...

I was in Australia when I saw eagles fishing.

I too almost wish I could dive. My son and his friends did. The wind was very cold.

J Bar said...

Beautiful shots.
Sydney - City and Suburbs

Gaelyn said...

That's a lot of birds and a great interaction with the eagles.

Sylvia K said...

Terrific captures and they can be noisy!! I've seen/heard a bunch of birds down near the harbor here!

Sylvia

Luna Miranda said...

marvelous shots! these birds seem to enjoy skating on ice.:p

EG Wow said...

Wonderful shots showing how birds sometimes congregate in crowds. :)

HOOTIN' ANNI said...

Oh my gosh....these are amazing!!! What a special treat!! To have eagles this close to you. Wow.

My Watery Wednesday Link

http://hootin--anni.blogspot.com/2011/02/foggy-mtn-breakdown.html

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Very cool. I don't think that I've ever seen eagles on the ground like that.

Sanna said...

Wow, ice fishing eagle :)

Judy said...

Still, you are lucky to have all those birds to watch! I wish we had wild swans around here...

Gary said...

Wow, that's an interesting series!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Johnny Nutcase said...

that's pretty cool with both of them in the frame, and the swans in the background!

katney said...

I saw an eagle hanging out by the Yakima River the other day. I need to find some good places to watch them.

Adam Tilt said...

Wow brilliant find. Certainly not the place I'd think of to find some Eagles!

Adam @ My Life Outside

MarieElizabeth said...

I've never seen eagles on ice like that, how interesting.

Paulie said...

What a blessing to catch them all in one photo. Thanks for sharing. I finally have another post up.

Carly said...

neat photos. I don't think I've even seen Eagles sitting on ice like that!

Small City Scenes said...

very interesting. All the different birds and yes they are VERY noisy. Love the Eagles. dogis MB

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Seriously envious! What a beautiful place -- but I know exactly what you mean by the noise. I love it though!! Off to your other blog.

ladyfi said...

Amazing shots!

Dianne said...

that's amazing!
I have never seen an eagle up close and personal
thanks! :)

Lindy MacDuff said...

These are fantastic images! We have a pair of bald eagles nesting within a couple of miles of our home, but even with the zoom lens cannot get close images. Yours are a delight!

Better take earplugs on your next visit! =)