Saturday 12 September 2015

Alaska ..... Bald Eagle, 11th September 2015.

Bald Eagle

I think one image does enough to show this magnificent bird in all its glory!

We'd been looking for eagles all day and had visited a couple of nest sites and also the local garbage tip but without any good sightings.

Get back to the campsite and after tea I wander down to the beach where there is a nest which had fledged its young.

As I approach  an adult eagle flies in off the sea and lands in a low conifer.

Praying it would stay there I moved up the beach until the light was behind me and on the bird..... it stayed perched..... indeed after filling my boots with photos I walked away and left it still there!

Sometimes you just get lucky..... but it also takes bloody mindedness and persistence!