Tuesday, March 8, 2011

A trip to the dump

During the first week of March I made a few trips to the local dump to take photos of the eagles there. I lost count at 63 birds. 
It was amazing to watch these birds. They were landing, taking off and flying all around me. 
These next three photos are of an aduld eagle flying by. Note that there is a piece of white plastic caught on one of its claws. I do not think this was on purpose. Remember this was taken at the local dump. I still like the photo.

These next two are again an adult eagle flying by

This adult eagle looks like he is trying to keep warm. It was minus 22 that day
An adult eagle joining his friends

An adult sitting in a tree
This guy is getting ready to take off
I was lucky. He took off right towards me
Away he goes
circling the dump
Taking off. 
This seems to be a favorite tree. I always see a dozen or more birds here.

This bird went to the river for a drink. I misssed getting a shot of him doing it. Another thing I will be on the lookout for. He dipped his beak, in got some water, then tipped his head back. It was interesting to watch as I have never seen one do that. 
Then off he goes 

That was my week of taking photos at the local dump. It seems a shame that they are there scrounging for food. I guess in the cold winter months they get food where ever they can. Come spring and the warmer weather you won't find near as many eagles there. They will be scattered. Some days during the summer there are no eagles at the dump at all. While they are there I will take the opportunity to take photos of them. 

1 comment:

  1. wow, these are amazing shots! my mom, jennifer howard, told me to come and chk out your blog. must have been amazing to see so many eagles in one spot!! i have a nikon d90 and have the 18-105 lens and hubby/kids bought me a sigma 70-300 for christmas, so i've been playing around with that as well!