Sunday, April 18, 2010

What Bald Eagles and Great Egrets Eat for Lunch

Have taken a few photographs in the past week. Here are a few.

Dirty Eagle with Fish Head Lunch

Better look at Lunch.
I wonder if this is what eaglets really want to eat?

I was riding down the road when I saw a Great Egret in a small roadside ditch.  I turned around and took these photos without even getting out of the car.

Just Caught Lunch


Constantin said...

Great pictures man! What camera do you use?

I don't happen to see exotic birds when I'm out cycling... :-)

Nogocyclist said...


I use a Canon T1i and a 70/300 IS 4.0/5.6 for wildlife.

The one bird, the Great Egret is not exotic at all. When I looked it up on the net, they exist almost worldwide. I did not know there are birds indigenous to Europe, Africa, Asia, and North and South America but this one is. I know of one gravel road you can ride 1 or 2 miles down and are guaranteed to see one. On a good day you can see 10 or 15 on that road. They will often let you ride close by. The other large wading bird there, the Great Blue Heron will never let you get close.

As for the eagles, we were lucky for a while. We had a pair nest right on a cycling route. When we had a local road criterium, the cops paid more attention to the eagles than they did to the racers.

A week or two later, a storm destroyed the nest. Really bummed me out.

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Spence said...

Great shots. What camera do you use?