Eagle Visit

On April 25th I happened to catch a glimpse of large wings overhead as I drove home from the White River marsh where I got a few shots of a Yellow-rumped Warbler. I pulled into a DPW utility drive and got a good look through my long lens. It was a group of three immature Bald Eagles. To observe three immature Bald Eagles at the same time over White Lake is a very encouraging sign. Whether they are the products of local breeding or just passing by I couldn’t say but the fact remains, they are breeding locally here in northern Muskegon County, Michigan. In other parts of the country it is not uncommon to see numerous eagles at once but I had never seen three immature at the same time here. All three were interacting over the southern shore of White Lake until one of them headed in a westerly direction escorted by two seagulls.

Canon 5D MkIII, 400mm lens at f/7.1, 1/250 sec, ISO-1250, [Click on image to enlarge]

Canon 5D MkIII, 400mm lens at f/8, 1/4000 sec, ISO-1250, [Click on image to enlarge]

Canon 5D MkIII, 400mm lens at f/7.1, 1/8000 sec, ISO-1250, [Click on image to enlarge]

They attracted a lot of attention from smaller birds in the area.

Canon 5D MkIII, 400mm lens at f/7.1, 1/1600 sec, ISO-1250, [Click on image to enlarge]

Canon 5D MkIII, 400mm lens at f/8, 1/3200 sec, ISO-1250, [Click on image to enlarge]

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