January ~ A Month of Eagles
February 2, 2014
January was an incredible month for chasing eagles. I’ve been down by the river all month in spite of below freezing temperatures.
The best day was January 27th when my friend Nancy and I counted FORTY SIX eagles between Major Creek, Balfour Park, The Dalles Dam, Meyer Park and Mosier. Simply stated, it was a magical day.
Thousands of photos later, I’ve whittled down my image catalog to those I can’t bear to part with. Not all are that great, but remind me of what I saw, staring up in wonder at the magnificent Bald eagles.
January was a magical journey full of inspiration. We photographed many other birds, but mostly we chased eagles. Without further ado:
On the Klickitat River I caught an adult bald eagle taking his fish to a more private dining area.
Further up the Klickitat River eagles were harder to photograph due to camouflage of twigs and branches.
While we wait for photo opportunities the surrounding landscapes are breath-taking. This is an upper section of the Klickitat River on a frigid January morning. I can still hear it roar.
My heart soars with these magnificent birds. Am I lucky? Blessed? In the right place at the right time? Yes.
This is Balfour Park where eagles perch in trees along the Klickitat River. I’m still waiting for my new Tamron 150-600mm lens that will allow me to get much closer to these incredible birds.
This adult bald eagle perched right on the paved path at Balfour where numerous visitors including Yours Truly were able to photograph him endlessly.
At the Dalles Dam on the Columbia River dozens of bald eagles congregate daily. I will get much better shots of them with my new lens. If it arrives before the eagles leave!
A juvenile bald eagle surprised me when he took off directly overhead at Major Creek. I think I surprised him too!
Although not sharp, I like this photo because of the white feathers on his back and his tail feathers have brown tips. Near Lyle Point along Highway 14.
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