Check out the bald eagle family on their kill! We saw seven eagles today and I got a lot of clicks. I was puzzled when I came upon a fresh kill site and was looking around trying to figure out who the predator was, when all of a sudden I looked up and realized I was at a eagle’s fresh kill site being stared at by a most perturbed eagle! That’s him above. (Please click to enlarge).
Here is the juvenile. What a thrill to watch him! He was as big as mama.
Beautiful isn’t he?
Here’s the eagle on the kill. There were multiple kills deposited here, fish and birds.
The eagle has landed!
Here is mama and her offspring.
This eagle was outside our balcony when we got up this morning, farther away, but still a thrill!
We are in Egmont Canada where these photos were taken. Internet is via satelite and is extremely slow here so please forgive me for not being able to follow your posts as I would like. I can only squeak out a post when the satelite is beaming it’s rays upon me, which isn’t often! In two days we move deeper into the wilderness, into the Tantalus Mountain Range where the peregrines and bald eagles nest in the highest concentration in North America! We missed the orcas today spy hopping in the inlet.
Cheers to you and may the spirit of the eagles soar directly to your heart, as they have into mine!
169 thoughts on “Bald Eagle Family on Their Kill!”
Great pictures! I like trying to get photos of birds of prey but haven’t been able to get any eagle pictures.
These are the first decent ones I have gotten as well. Cheers to you and good luck with the snaps~
Magnificent birds. We saw many when we were in Alaska, and each one was a thrill. Thanks for sharing these photos.
So happy you had a chance to see them & cheers to you!
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Awww so grateful on behalf of the eagles!
Beautiful photos. Eagles are such majestic birds. I see a bold eagle flying up and down the Rio Grande from time to time, but he never flies close enough to get a good shot with a 200mm lens.
I was stunnedthat I got so close and so were they!!!!
Great shots Cindy, must have been a wonderful sight. RH
What great shots, Cindy! Eagles are so exciting to spot! I’ve never gotten any photos this good – thanks so much for sharing. 🙂
Ahhhh, means a lot! Thanks~
You have no idea. I am in love with raptors, and this was a BALD EAGLE FAMILY up close and personal!!!
I like the places that you go and see these awesome birds and other animals. It’s exciting!
Today just made the entire trip for me. Nothing else needs to happen to make me ecstatic~
Yes!! They ARE!
Wow these are amazing shots-totally awesome.
I have never been so close or so amazed!
OMG — as thrilled as I am these are one of USA’s symbol – I’ve never had the opportunity to witness them this close — especially a youngster. Magnificent captures. You’ve made my night. 😀
Trust me, they made my trip!! I am still riding on a wave of amazement!
As it should be! Thank you for sharing!
I love these magnificent birds. I love watching them skimming the water and grabbing a fish. It is beauty in motion.
Okay, that is my next photo goal, to try and actually capture them catching prey. How phenomonal would that be to even see!!!!
Very brave of you to capture such impressive images. 🙂
Our national bird is the Philippine eagle. I am not sure if it is similar to the bald eagle.
I have seen it in the wild animal park and photographed it, You should be powerfully impressed as it is a uniquely beautiful, powerful and completely impressive raptor.
These are superb shots… I like the notion of the eagle being somewhat puzzled as to your interest in its lunch….
First I thought to look around, thinking bear, but it didn’t make much sense since the kills were birds and fish. When I eventually looked up there was this large eagle 20 feet above me, rotating in his head in this jerky way, watching me, that was truly odd for raptors. I think he was as surprised as I was that I wandered into this!
So interesting. Didn’t know juveniles didn’t have white heads.
They grow very fast and leave the nest quickly, but hang around with their parents for awhile after they leave the nest.
The real food chain in the real world of survival is fascinating as you so beautifully displayed with your breathtaking images Cindy. Thank you.
It is a amazingly organized and intricately functioning system, as long as it stays in balance, as it is here in the Canadian wilderness.
Thanks for sharing such magnIficent photos. The eagles are truly breathtaking. Loved them. One day…..😉. Enjoy Cindy.
Blessings. Susan ❤
Yes. They are so powerful. They looked at me like, “What are you doing here?” I thought back, looking at you!! Laughing~
Wow! You are so lucky to catch all this action – beautiful shots and beautiful birds. Enjoy your trip!
I am just very pleased that you enjoyed!!!
I did! Thanks 🙂
Awesome Cindy, thanks!!!
De nada mi amiga!
Wow! Incredible shots. And, yes, someone looked perturbed with you 🙂
Definitely!!! I have never gotten close enough to see such vexation!!! Laughing….
Stunning pix, Cindy. It sounds like you’re having a great time on your travels.
It is a simply breathtaking place. Thanks much~
There was a pair of eagles living near the aquatic retreat center where I spent the weekend.,, didn’t get close, but we did get good sightings on the perfect weekend
Incredible creatures aren’t they!
Very impressive shots of the eagles! Must have been a thrill to see them so close. And I hope you will see the orcas…
I have been up close and personal with wild orcas before this and I would LOVE to see them again! Thanks much~
Beautiful Photos Cindy <3
Marvellous photos of magnificent birds – may the satellite beam on you often 😉
I hope the satellite is listening to you!!!! Laughing~
Cindy, eagles are majestic birds. I get to watch them from the breakfast table when visiting with friends across from Lummi Island. Beautiful shots. Thank you! Veraiconica
Lucky you!!! I would love to live near them and thank you Veraiconica!
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Thank you Cindy! Beautiful birds to remind us that despite all the insanity in the human world, some of the wild Earth are still going on about their business normally:-)
Oh yes!!! Thank you for putting this into the perfect words~
Fabulous post! What a wonderful sighting.
For me, a major thrill!!!
Have a good holiday 😀
Cheers to you Graham!
Nice photos Cindy.
O Cindy, they are beautiful. Thank you for sharing.
So glad you think so too!!! 🙂
So wondrous! Safe journeys, Cindy.
Awwww, thank you my friend~
Eagles everywhere these days. Great to see a come back from near extinction. Love the photo’s
The sight of them thrills me to the core!
It must have been some experience. These are majestic creatures living their lives and doing what they must.
Yes and doing it with such power and grace! Thank you~
Big kid. Like my & my son – LOL
Yep, mine too!!!! Laughing~
These are amazing images.
So appreciated my friend~
Merci mon ami!
Magnificent! These eagles are majestic and gorgeous. Thank you for thinking about us and sharing while you are traveling.
Thank you for coming along with me and for appreciating!!!
What gorgeous creatures! And I do believe I would keep my distance from them with their kill! Great photos as always, Cindy.
They could do some serious damage if they chose to, but I am careful with wild creatures to move out of their space~
They are indeed!
We have a lot of eagles in this area as well because of all the water for them hunt in and trees as well. Isn’t it wonderful to be out of touch of internet? Don’t worry about us. yu just enjoy the beauty the catch up when you return. Thank you for these and I am looking forward to more, when you return.
You lucky duck to live among a bunch of them!
A couple of years ago, naturalists with the zoo arranged to erect a live feed camera at an eagle’s nest so people could see the eagle sitting her two eggs and then hatching and them growing. it actually proved upsetting because, people forgot they were looking at wild animals, raptors. people freaked because the female, the more aggressive was always “bullying” the smaller male eaglet and taking his food. At one point, she was so aggressive, people worried she had killed it until finally it began moving again. “make her stop” “she’s mean”….it was really rather silly I thought. We are talking about humans where everybody gets a trophy regardless, we’re looking at real life in the real world and real world survival. so they cut the feed. But at the last visual report from the naturalists, the two siblings both left the nest and were healthy and hunting on their own/ This year, they settled on the cheetah cam at the zoo. We had FIVE cheetah cubs born back in the winter and they have progressed well and had plenty of cute factor, even when they played. they are now out of the holding area and in the regular area so people can observe them playing, sleeping, developing those wonderful lope and their facial markings developing. Now that has been amazing.
My son got to supervise a baby cheetah at our wild animal park for a day. He hasn’t stopped talking about it! Incredible creatures and what a wonderful story. I bred parrots as a child and all was going swimingly until the mother up and killed her young. I was devastated and I have seen the coyotes kill a cow in the midst of giving birth so yes, nature can be savage, but it is a savage beauty. Fascinating examples you provided.
This looks so similar to our fish eagle… brilliant captures…
Yes I have seen Fish Eagles in South Africa. Formidable!
I had an experience with a spawning salmon (Sammie) on Vancouver Island many years ago. ….. (shorten story) ……… and the eagle flew up to the sun with Sammie in its talons.
I have never eaten fish since! “lol”
Sounds like you’re having a wonderful experience! 🙂 🙂
Poor fish!!! Canada is just a natural paradise! Hugz to you my friend~
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Such beautiful birds! It’s striking to see just how different the juvenile bald eagles look from the adults.
Yes!!! And how fast they grow!! They leave the nest so quickly~
Incredibly beautiful! More happy travels to you… We’ll look forward to seeing more of your adventures whenever you can locate a good internet connection.
The internet starting tomorrow will be non-existant. I figure I can sneak in a post when we go for supplies…..we’ll see!!
Then I am happy!
They truly are! Thanks for stopping by~
An eagle (real news from India) swept a man to death. Not without reason. He was a construction worker who had cleaned out an eagle’s nest during construction.
The eagle zoomed down exactly on him the next day, out of all the workers swarming the site and forced him to fall.
They sure must have a kiler memory…
Yes, eagles are among the smartest of birds. They actually have an IQ scale for birds and eagles, hawks, amd parrots are among the smartest!
Wow! Fantastic pics of the Eagles!! I would love to see an Eagle in person too! I love this post!! Hugz Lisa and Bear
I hope you get to meet some soon my friend, although I’m not sure Bear would enjoy it as much as you!!! 😉
It is hard to see reality. I had a cat who killed her kittens just after birth. I learned a few years later, because they had been born early, they probably had defects and would not have survived or severely deformed and had a horrible brief life. Who knows. Animals know a lot more about such things than we do and their survival instinct is different. We see eagles along with osprey frequently, hunting along the river. It is beautiful to see them bullet down and then those wings lifting them upward. I have decided, that if I make it to heaven, I want to be sure to visit the cheetahs – along with past pets, and horses….I watch the cheetah cam as much as I can to see them. the babies were so danged cute. some of the feeds may still be on video – Richmond, VA Zoo, cheetah cam, if you wanted to do a search for your son to see. Because of their rareness, public has limited access. It wasn’t until last month they were moved to a public area where they could be seen.
Yes, I feel as you do, the natural order of nature frightens me far less than the so called order of human kind……and I will google the cheetahs at the zoo when I return to civilization! Cheers to you and thanks for the interesting comment~
Fantastic shots, Cindy. Well captured.
you are a photographer of the Gods. That’s all there is to it. Blessed with talent and travel and infinite one of a kind timing. 🙂 Your room with a view is spectacular–hence the spectators. Brav-A!!
Aww! You are very kind and your comments are so appreciated!!! Hugs to you my friend!
Extraordinary photos Cindy!
So kind!!! Mil grazi~
wow! These are great pix! Thank you for sharing! How lucky you are to have all this right in your own backyard!
Wonderful pictures! They are not very different looking than the ospreys we have here, only with more white on the head 🙂
Yes ospreys are magnificent birds and quite similar!
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Amazing photography of one of the most regal birds. We have some in the mountains here and I could watch for hours.
Awwww, so kind and so appreciated~
Oh Cindy you take us to some of the most fascinating places, thank you for taking the time to grapple with the satellite to share them with us.
*&^%$#@ satellite!!!! But you so happy you enjoyed Pauline!
Don’t stress Cindy, I will wait and look forward to more amazing photos when you get home. In the mean time just enjoy your experience in the wilderness and tell us all about it when you get back to the Holla
All is good even though we are back in real civilization Canadian style meaning we are wearing our bear bells! Laughing~
You have a ton of comments! Wow! I am amazed and so glad I nominated you for a family award today! I am off for breakfast and an arts and crafts fair in the country… Take care and Congratulations!! Robin
You rock ma deah!! Merci beaucoup!
These photos are fabulous. You are so lucky to have witnessed the eagles first hand. What a thrill it must have been. 🙂
It is just exactly that, a thrill!!
Astounding photography!! The shot of the two eagles together is phenomenal…what a great post. Thanks.
Awwwww so motivating!! )
Rally amazing captures, Cindy. Loved seeing these bald eagles. So beautiful. 🙂
Aren’t they incredible! Such a joy to see them up close!
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Great pics yet again. 🙂
Great pic, the eagle looked like he had some serious plans for you. Glad you made out unscathed
He was definitely not liking me until I moved off his kill pile. Live and learn. Next time you are in this situation remember to stay off the eagle’s kill pile. 😉
Thanks, I will never forget it.
wow, this was just amazing showing a melody.
Don’t mess with Mr. and Mrs. Bald Eagle!
Cindy…all your publications are simply beautiful.
As my friend, are yours!!!
I have never, EVER saw our national bird in nature. I saw one poor thing in captivity but I yearn to see one in the wild. You are soooo fortunate.
I think my friend you might go to the Sunshine Coast. If you go in the shoulder season the already low Canadian prices are even lower. Much better deals than in the US AND there are no tourists and very few people. You get around by rental car and ferry. It truly is remarkable. We are already planning returns to Canada in 2015 this time to Waterton NP in combo with Yellowstone, and if I can figure out the timing, back to the Knight Inlet to see the orcas and grizzlies!
My Hubby and I love the gorgeous Eagles. You captured breath taking photos. 🙂 Renee Thanks so much for sharing all this beauty of Canada.
Aren’t the eagles just magnificent birds! Such a thrill to get near them!
Powerful and majestic birds. Love Eagles. ♥
Wonderfully photographed, truly; such beautiful birds.
Thank you! Such a thrill to have been near them. Cheers to you~
There’s nothing like seeing them wild in their natural habitat.
A big thrill for me definitely!!!
Such an awesome bird! Great photos!
I agree with you, bald eagles are impressive! Thanks much~
Great shots! What thrills! I have seen them in the wild, not so close and it is exhilirating.
It because it is rare for me to see them and they are such regal creatures! Cheers to you and thanks too~
Really clear photos – you have certainly captured the essence of the bird
I am so pleased you think so!! Thank you & cheers to you~
Your eagle photos are stunners, and I love how scruffy the juvenile looks!
I have to tell you seeing bald eagles this closely with a juvenile was a thrill of a lifetime, so I am happy you enjoyed it too!
You’ve had quite a few avian thrills of a lifetime! Your falconer posts, with the red tailed hawks, were thrilling from afar.
The raptors are a source of endless fascination for me. Your photos knock my socks off!!
These are fantastic.Thanks for sharing.
I was pretty thrilled to come upon them, so thank you!
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