Bald eagles flying around their dinner perch

Bald Eagles in the Crowsnest - © Christopher Martin-5968

Watching these two eagles for an hour back in March, I am convinced they are the pair who will occupy the large nest perched in these trees over a pond on a farm on the high prairie east of the Crowsnest Pass.

Bald Eagles in the Crowsnest - © Christopher Martin-6157-2


Both had no difficulty catching the ground squirrels in the fields surrounding the pond.  When they did, they returned to this branch to eat – possibly for the company.  It was very cool to be a stone’s throw away from the wonderful creatures.  At close range, I was reminded how big these birds are.

Bald Eagles in the Crowsnest - © Christopher Martin-6153

Other eagles circled the water as well but none seemed paired up like these two which leads me to believe they “own” the nest.  I’ll get back there soon and see where things stand now!

Bald Eagles in the Crowsnest - © Christopher Martin-6210

There were a lot of fun shots to choose from which I whittled down to these few here.  It was, obviously, a well spent afternoon by my standards.

Bald Eagles in the Crowsnest - © Christopher Martin-6203


18 responses

  1. I used one of the photos in this post as a reference for a painting, I hope that is ok! (I’m not selling it or anything, it is just for my grandfather)

    April 27, 2016 at 7:50 am

  2. Great shots-am so happy that spring is here with all the birds arriving.

    April 22, 2016 at 11:50 pm

  3. butterflytravelsblog

    Fantastic pictures!

    April 22, 2016 at 2:24 am

  4. All the grandeur in them! I’m amazed by the wingspan and how sharp they are.

    April 21, 2016 at 10:59 pm

  5. Muito bonito

    April 21, 2016 at 1:47 pm

  6. Fantastic and beautiful

    April 21, 2016 at 12:39 pm

  7. Fantastic photos.

    April 21, 2016 at 11:48 am

  8. Beautiful images!

    April 21, 2016 at 8:19 am

  9. Awesome Pics Chris..Really love the bald Eagle in action..and you have really captured it very well…Thanks

    April 21, 2016 at 8:08 am

    • Thank you so much. I hope you are enjoying your weekend travels!

      April 24, 2016 at 2:52 pm

  10. Stunning and so majestic. I felt as though I was almost watching a movie unfold.

    April 21, 2016 at 3:04 am

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  12. Anonymous

    such beautiful birds

    April 21, 2016 at 12:51 am

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