Activity around the Eagles nest in Mountain Home, Arkansas

Activity around the Eagles nest in Mountain Home, Arkansas

I got out of work a little early on Friday, so I used the opportunity to get out and shoot some eagles. There was quite a bit of activity at the nest over the next couple of days. This has been a pretty unique set of circumstance for me; I have had the privilege to see the eagles work around the clock to raise the 2 chicks in the nest. Now that they are getting much bigger, we can finally see them as they start to fledge. The partners are bringing more and more food to the nest, and one of the images that I still want to capture is one of the eagles carrying a fresh kill to the nest. That particular shot still eludes me, as I write this blog post. I have seen the eagle bring a kill in to the nest 3 times and I have been in a place to photograph it twice, but each time, I walk away with an underwhelming image. The 1st time, I had the camera in manual focus (I was shooting the babies in the nest, and they don’t move much) when the eagle flew up and shot the entire sequence with out focus. The 2nd time, I had just pulled up and missed the shot because my camera was still in the car. The 3rd time my shutter speed was just a little off and it is just a little too blurry. There is not much time left, the eaglets will be fledging soon, and the whole lot of them will be gone until next year, but we will keep trying while they are here, and with a bit of luck I will get the shot that I want. And, in the end, if I get the shot, the journey is the important part, not necessarily the outcome.

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This young  eagle is being chased by by one of the eagles.

This young eagle is being chased by by one of the eagles.

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Juvenile Eagle Skimming the eagles nest as the parents changed shifts. I think he might have been looking for an easy meal.

Juvenile Eagle Skimming the eagles nest as the parents changed shifts. I think he might have been looking for an easy meal.

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Two Hawks that harassed the eagle nest until the adults chased them off.

Two Hawks that harassed the eagle nest until the adults chased them off.

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"buzzards" flying over head

“buzzards” flying over head

Two Turkey Vultures Flying over the Eagles nest In Mountain Home Arkansas near Norfork Lake

Two Turkey Vultures Flying over the Eagles nest In Mountain Home Arkansas near Norfork Lake

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  1. Beautiful Eagle Pictures! Thank You!

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