Eagle ways

Maycroft bald eagles - © Christopher Martin-2910

At one point when I was watching the group of Bald eagles I found east of the Crowsnest Pass last weekend, one of the adults landed in a tree close to where I was set up.  Looking closely, I saw that he had a Prairie dog in one of its claws.

Maycroft bald eagles - © Christopher Martin-2842

He finished the meal quickly and then set about cleaning its beak and talons.  He used the stubs on the branch to rub against and as leverage during the cleaning.  I was fascinated with the fastidiousness with which he carried out this work.

Maycroft bald eagles - © Christopher Martin-2967

When that was done, he provided a few great poses for portrait shots while scanning the fields for more creatures and the skies for his fellow eagles.

Maycroft bald eagles - © Christopher Martin-2990

After a few minutes, he flew off to a larger tree nearby where the other three eagles were perched.

Maycroft bald eagles - © Christopher Martin-3060

26 responses

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  2. ”vediamo chi si nasconde qui sotto……”

    May 8, 2016 at 3:02 am

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  4. Nice Photos, Good Eagle

    March 20, 2016 at 10:00 pm

  5. Wow,, Very Nice,, Good Angle

    March 17, 2016 at 9:19 pm


    March 17, 2016 at 3:28 pm

  7. wildchild47

    Patience is its own reward …. and in a wildlife photographer’s life, it pays its own dividends. Amazing series here – and clearly, one who was so willing to show off for the camera – always the hidden delights and treasures, which is part of the mystery of shooting …. busy checking details and waiting for the precise (one hopes) moment to trigger the shutter …. spellbinding!

    March 17, 2016 at 7:20 am

    • Wonderfully written – thank you!

      March 17, 2016 at 3:30 pm

      • wildchild47

        you’re very welcome – love the images you so generously share 🙂

        March 17, 2016 at 3:31 pm

  8. Absolutely stunning shots! Thank you.

    March 17, 2016 at 5:45 am

  9. Great job! Come to see my blog if u have time 🙂

    March 17, 2016 at 3:54 am

  10. Nice Photography, Good Job

    March 16, 2016 at 9:23 pm

  11. Wow, That’s Really Nice Photos, I Very Like

    March 16, 2016 at 8:59 pm

  12. So Lovely Animal, I’m Very Like It

    March 16, 2016 at 8:43 pm

  13. Splendid shot.

    March 16, 2016 at 4:48 pm

  14. What amazing photos, he is such a handsome striking fellow. Spectacular, thanks for sharing.

    March 16, 2016 at 3:30 pm


    March 16, 2016 at 2:24 pm

  16. beautiful little birdie LOL 🙂

    March 16, 2016 at 1:33 pm

  17. info2016tacchi

    Oh Christopher are very beautiful images of wonderfull eagles’ fly, thank you so much for posting them!

    March 16, 2016 at 12:57 pm

  18. sandrajeblog

    I love the photos.

    March 16, 2016 at 12:46 pm

  19. Ha! He knew where to pose in order to get good coverage on your blog!

    March 16, 2016 at 12:44 pm

    • You’re right Lyle – I didn’t even realize I was being used!

      March 16, 2016 at 3:21 pm

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  21. Beautiful animals and beautiful pictures!

    March 16, 2016 at 12:22 pm

  22. JoHanna Massey

    These are just spectacular photos. Thank you for sharing them.

    March 16, 2016 at 12:14 pm

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