Eagle along the Cowboy Trail

On to the perch - 2014 © Christopher Martin

Canon 5DIII and 500mm lens: 1/5oooth of a second on f/4 and ISO 1600

A Bald Eagle spent a couple of mornings in and around a field east of Bragg Creek where the prairie starts.

2014 © Christopher Martin

Canon 5DIII and 500mm lens: 1/5oooth of a second on f/4 and ISO 1600

He landed in the grass in one general spot a few times on the two days that I stopped to watch so I suspect there was a carcass that was an easy meal.

Scouring the field - 2014 © Christopher Martin

Canon 5DIII and 500mm lens: 1/25ooth of a second on f/4 and ISO 800

The only distraction came from a pair of ravens that pestered the eagle in the air and on the field.  They proved to not be a significant deterrent as the eagle muscled them out away.

Bird jousting - 2014 © Christopher Martin

 Canon 5DIII and 500mm lens: 1/5oooth of a second on f/4 and ISO 800

5 responses

  1. I wonder why they pester the eagle? What could they gain? Great shots.

    July 11, 2014 at 2:03 am

  2. Fraz

    great shots… love to see your posts

    July 10, 2014 at 9:37 pm

  3. Great sequences. I travelled down Cowboy Trail from Mayerthorpe to Canmore, beautiful country.

    July 10, 2014 at 6:33 pm

  4. These are wonderful!!

    July 10, 2014 at 6:05 pm

  5. Wow!! Fantastic shots.

    July 10, 2014 at 4:59 pm

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