Eagles on the Prairie

Scouting low over the Prairies - 2013 © Christopher Martin

I’ve spent a lot of time this winter driving the township and range roads which divide the prairie up into a grid work of  crisscrossing dirt roads.  The primary goal has been to photograph Snowy owls during their winter stay here but I’m always happy to see bald eagles when I happen across them.  These were two separate encounters.  Above, the eagle was flying low over the fields west of Calgary and I parked at a driveway in time to photograph the bird flying past.  In the photograph below, the eagle was perched in this tall tree near Gleichen east of Calgary for ten minutes while I watched before it launched and headed out over the fields.

A tree launch - 2013 © Christopher Martin

6 responses

  1. Just beautiful! I wish we could get this close to our eagles!

    February 21, 2013 at 3:48 pm

  2. Papa A

    Great photos as usual. Dad

    February 21, 2013 at 3:11 pm

    • Thanks Papa. I hope you can come out with me before the Snowies head north again.

      February 21, 2013 at 3:50 pm

  3. The snow is a great backdrop.

    February 21, 2013 at 1:49 pm

  4. Magnificent!

    February 21, 2013 at 12:57 pm

  5. Reblogged this on bearspawprint.

    February 21, 2013 at 12:55 pm

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