Last week the ice was going out of the Black River and the bald eagles congregate here. These pictures aren't great but here they are. FWIW I counted 58 from the place I was standing.
That's badass guys. Purely badass.
There's a Bass Pro Shops about 2hrs form me and near by it is the NY state Montezuma WildLife Trail. LOTS of eagle nests up in the trees and electric line towers.
Very cool. Just purchased a nice set of glass for my wife to watch the locals. We have a nesting pair in the tree line 1/4 mile from the house. Got to watch the hatchlings learn to fly for two years now.
Are they fishing?
Eagle by mweba1, on Flickr
Eagle glide by mweba1, on Flickr
Eagle teenager by mweba1, on Flickr
That would be about the last shot he would ever fire. Are you 2 related?I have them right behind me.
My neighbor has chickens in his yard, well the eagles see them as a easy lunch when they wonder outside the yard and into the field. He does have some pics of the eagle carrying off one of his chicken's.
Well, he got sick of that so he called the DNR to ask if they could do anything. They told him that they can relocate the nest if he wants. He told them that he doesn't know where the nest is.
They told him that if he gives them permission on his land they will look for the nest.
Well, his problem was he didn't know where the nest was because it wasn't on his property. The DNR told him that they can't pull a nest without the landowners permission.
Well, he told the DNR that the next time a eagle comes after his chickens he's going to shoot it....
The officer didn't think that was to funny...
Needless to say, after that we have had a heavy DNR presence in our area for a good month after that.