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Flying With Eagles

Although I couldn’t quit taking pictures of the eagles sitting in trees when nothing else was going on, I didn’t go to Seabeck to take pictures of Bald Eagles sitting in trees; I can get lots of those by walking a half mile or so and sitting in Pt. Defiance Park until a Bald Eagle lands in the tallest tree. No, I went to Seabeck to get pictures of eagles in action. And I certainly got a lot of action even before the serious fishing actually began.

Because the road is up on a levy, you get a great chance to see eagles at eye level. It’s definitely a very different view of an eagle.

Bald Eagle

At times you even get the uncomfortable feeling that they’re staring straight at you, like this immature eagle was during as it made a loop right in front of me.

Bald Eagle

When you’re looking through a telephoto lens you can even get startled when they fly by so close that you can’t possibly get the entire wings in the frame.

They almost feel like they’re brushing up against you as they fly by.

 Bald Eagle

My favorite, though, is when they swoop down to pick up a fish or intimidate a heron or another eagle.

Bald Eagle

For a few hours I was flying with eagles, far away from daily cares.