Juvenile Bald Eagles

Today I’m posting some previously unpublished images of juvenile Bald Eagles that congregate in early winter at Squaw Creek NWR in northwest Missouri. I was hoping to have made a return trip to the refuge by now, but the holiday activities, along with a bad GFCI breaker on my home refrigerator has been keeping me around the house (that’s also why I haven’t been able to dissect the Barn Owl pellets yet). But I’m hoping to have the breaker replaced very soon and hoping to make a trip to Squaw Creek over the next week. As fall transitions into winter, Squaw Creek is a wonderful meeting place along the Mississippi flyway and many different birds stop by the refuge for some R&R. Today’s post comes from a trip to Squaw Creek in 2012. Specifically, juvenile bald eagles:

Juvenile Bald Eagle landing

Juvenile Bald Eagle landing

Juvenile Bald Eagle landing

Juvenile Bald Eagle landing

Also, I’ll be publishing a blog post over the next few days about a quickly-approaching workshop I’ll be conducting in mid-January. Once again, I’m going to lead a 3-day workshop in eastern Iowa to photograph wintering Bald Eagles on the Mississippi River. Details will be published very soon!

Photographic Equipment Used:

  • Canon 7D body
  • Canon EF 500mm, f/4 IS lens + Canon 1.4x TC
  • Handheld, with IS “On” and resting the lens on car window
  • ISO 800
  • Aperture f/5.6
  • Shutter 1/400 sec.

 

 

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