Bald Eagle
Various locations, including Alaska, British Columbia, Maine, and along the Mississippi, Missouri, and Potomac Rivers. Hover pointer over thumbnail for caption. Click on thumbnail to load larger image.
Bald eagle in Petersburg, Alaska, 2003. Bald eagle in Petersburg, Alaska, 2003. Bald eagle in Petersburg. Bald eagle juvenile in Petersburg. Not a great photo but there are eight bald eagles in this image taken near the boat landing at Anan Creek, Alaska.  Unfortunately our path didn´t take us any closer.
Eagle in Keokuk. Eagle sails along. Coming in for a landing. Eagle grabs a fish. Eagle coming in for a landing.
Eagle finds a place to dine on a fish. Eagle finds a convenient perch in Keokuk. Bald eagle landing, Keokuk, Iowa, 2004. Keeping an eagle eye on what´s going on down on the river. An eagle swoops past.
Captive bald eagle, Florida 2003. Eagle at Eastern Neck National Wildlife Refuge near Rock Hall, Maryland. Eagle with a fish at Eastern Neck National Wildlife Refuge near Rock Hall, Maryland. An eagle cruises above the bank of the Potomac near Alexandria, Virginia. I was somewhat discouraged after a day of not seeing eagles at Mason´s Neck NWR. Halfway back to Arlington I stopped at a park along the Potomac to see if I could get a decent sunset shot when this eagle swooped past. I was able to get this somewhat blurry shot before it disappeared. Not a good view of a bald eagle, but about as close as I got in Florida, March 2003.
Closeup of bald eagle, Petersburg. Eagle swoops down the canyon, Anan Creek. Bald Eagle along the Mississippi River, 2005.  Some of the background clutter evident in the next photo has been removed. Eagle, British Columbia, September 2004. (Canon S45 camera) Young bald eagle, Knight Inlet, British Columbia, September 2004.
Eagle, British Columbia, September 2004. Bald eagle, Knight Inlet, British Columbia, September 2004. Eagle takes off from sand bar, Knight Inlet, British Columbia, September 2004. Bald eagle, Knight Inlet, British Columbia, September 2004. Eagle, British Columbia, September 2004.
Raven tries to distract eagle from fish by pulling on its tail, Knight Inlet, British Columbia, September 2004. Raven looks for an opening as eagle feeds, Knight Inlet, British Columbia, September 2004. Young bald eagle, Knight Inlet, British Columbia, September 2004. Eagle perched on dead tree at Blackwater NWR, Maryland, 2003.  This tree is visible from the Visitor Center and the several times I have been there, there always seems to be an eagle perched there. Bald eagle, Keokuk, Iowa, Feb. 1, 2004.
Bald eagle, Keokuk, Iowa, Feb. 1, 2004. Bald eagle, Keokuk, Iowa, Feb. 1, 2004. Two bald eagles in a nest on the approach to Cutler, Maine, but the young one is nowhere to be seen. Young bald eagle shows up to see if his parents will feed him. Bald Eagle along the Mississippi River, 2005.
Crop of previous photo [1151], Bald Eagle along the Mississippi River, 2005. Bald Eagle along the Mississippi River, 2005. Crop of previous photo [1153], Bald Eagle along the Mississippi River, 2005. Bald Eagle along the Mississippi River, 2005. Bald Eagle along the Mississippi River, 2005.
Bald Eagle on the frozen Mississippi River, 2005. Bald Eagle along the Mississippi River, 2005. Juvenile Bald Eagle along the Mississippi River, 2005. Bald Eagle along the Mississippi River, 2005. Bald Eagle fishing in the Mississippi River, 2005. See next photo [1162] in sequence.
Bald Eagle fishing in the Mississippi River, 2005. Twelve eagles share a tree in Keokuk, Iowa, 2005. Bald Eagle along the Mississippi River, 2005. Bald Eagle along the Mississippi River, 2005. Bald Eagle along the Mississippi River, 2005.
Bald Eagle with a fish along the Mississippi River, 2005. Bald Eagle along the Mississippi River, 2005. Juvenile Bald Eagle along the Mississippi River, 2005. Bald Eagle along the Mississippi River, 2005. Bald Eagle along the Mississippi River, 2005.
Bald Eagle along the Mississippi River, 2005. A lone Bald Eagle can be seen roosting at sunset along the Mississippi River, 2005. A Bald Eagle feasts on fish, 2005.  A few moments later another eagle tried to steal the fish, but I was changing camera equipment and missed it. Bald Eagle along the Mississippi River, 2005. Bald Eagle along the Mississippi River, 2005.
Bald Eagle along the Mississippi River, 2005. Bald Eagle along the Mississippi River, 2005. Bald Eagle along the Mississippi River, 2005. Bald Eagle along the Mississippi River, 2006. Bald Eagle along the Mississippi River, 2006.
Bald Eagle along the Mississippi River, 2006. Bald Eagle along the Mississippi River, 2006. Bald Eagle along the Mississippi River, 2006. Bald Eagle along the Mississippi River, 2006. Bald Eagle along the Mississippi River, 2006.
Bald Eagle along the Mississippi River, 2006. Bald Eagle along the Mississippi River, 2006. Juvenile Bald Eagle along the Mississippi River, 2006. Juvenile Bald Eagle along the Mississippi River, 2006. Bald Eagle in the Mississippi River, Fort Madison, Iowa, 2006.
Bald Eagle, Squaw Creek NWR, Missouri, December 2005. Bald Eagle (juvenile), Bosque del Apache NWR, New Mexico, January 2007. Bald Eagle (juvenile), Bosque del Apache NWR, New Mexico, January 2007. Bald Eagle hauls a coot back to its roost, Bosque del Apache NWR, New Mexico, January 2007. Bald Eagle feeds on a coot, Bosque del Apache NWR, New Mexico, January 2007.
Bald Eagle comes in for a landing, Bosque del Apache NWR, New Mexico, January 2007. Bald Eagle roosts above the Flight Deck pond, Bosque del Apache NWR, New Mexico, January 2007. Bald Eagle roosts on muskrat hut, Squaw Creek NWR, Missouri, December 2005. Bald Eagles on the ice, Squaw Creek NWR, Missouri, December 2005. Bald Eagle, Squaw Creek NWR, Missouri, December 2005.
Bald Eagle, Squaw Creek NWR, Missouri, December 2005. Bald Eagle, Squaw Creek NWR, Missouri, December 2005. Juvenile Bald Eagle, Squaw Creek NWR, Missouri, December 2005. Bald Eagle, Squaw Creek NWR, Missouri, December 2005. Bald Eagle, Squaw Creek NWR, Missouri, December 2005.
Bald Eagle, Squaw Creek NWR, Missouri, December 2005. Bald Eagle, Squaw Creek NWR, Missouri, December 2005. Bald Eagle, Squaw Creek NWR, Missouri, December 2005. Bald Eagle, Squaw Creek NWR, Missouri, December 2005. Bald Eagle, Squaw Creek NWR, Missouri, December 2005.
Bald eagle, Squaw Creek National Wildlife Refuge, Missouri, December 2006. Bald eagle carries a goose leg back to its roost, Squaw Creek National Wildlife Refuge, Missouri, December 2006. Juvenile bald eagle with geese in the background, Squaw Creek National Wildlife Refuge, Missouri, December 2006. Bald eagle, Squaw Creek National Wildlife Refuge, Missouri, December 2006. Juvenile bald eagle, Squaw Creek National Wildlife Refuge, Missouri, December 2006.
Juvenile bald eagle, Squaw Creek National Wildlife Refuge, Missouri, December 2006. Bald eagles (residents) vocalizing at one of their old nests, Squaw Creek National Wildlife Refuge, Missouri, December 2006. Bald eagles (residents, mates?), Squaw Creek National Wildlife Refuge, Missouri, December 2006. Taken with DSLR and 420mm lens.  Compare to next image, which was digiscoped. Bald eagles (residents, mates?), Squaw Creek National Wildlife Refuge, Missouri, December 2006. Taken through a telescope (i.e. digiscoped).  Compare to previous image, which was taken with a DSLR. Bald eagles (residents, mates?) near the active nest site, digiscoped, Squaw Creek National Wildlife Refuge, Missouri, December 2006.
Bald eagle, digiscoped, Squaw Creek National Wildlife Refuge, Missouri, December 2006. Juvenile bald eagle, very dark plumage indicates it is probably less than a year old, digiscoped, Squaw Creek National Wildlife Refuge, Missouri, December 2006. Bald eagle roosts on a muskrat lodge as ducks and geese swarm around, digiscoped, Squaw Creek National Wildlife Refuge, Missouri, December 2006. A bald eagle keeps an eye out for others trying to steal its prize, a dead goose, digiscoped, Squaw Creek National Wildlife Refuge, Missouri, December 2006. The juvenile bald eagles hang around hoping to steal food from the adult eagle, digiscoped, Squaw Creek National Wildlife Refuge, Missouri, December 2006.
Two juvenile bald eagles try to steal food from an adult eagle, Squaw Creek National Wildlife Refuge, Missouri, December 2006. A bald eagle stirs up the snow geese, Squaw Creek National Wildlife Refuge, Missouri, December 2006. A bald eagle roosts on a muskrat lodge to down a snack, Squaw Creek National Wildlife Refuge, Missouri, December 2006. A bald eagle takes off from a muskrat lodge, Squaw Creek National Wildlife Refuge, Missouri, December 2006. Bald eagle (resident), Squaw Creek National Wildlife Refuge, Missouri, December 2006.
Bald eagles (residents) at sunset, Squaw Creek National Wildlife Refuge, Missouri, December 2006. Bald eagle checks out its catch, Mississippi River, February 2007. Bald eagle lugs a fish, Mississippi River, February 2007. Juvenile bald eagle, Mississippi River, February 2007. Bald eagle with just a hint remaining of juvenile plumage, Mississippi River, February 2007.
Bald eagle, Mississippi River, February 2007. Bald eagle, Mississippi River, February 2007. Bald eagle, Mississippi River, February 2007. Bald eagle, Mississippi River, February 2007. Bald eagle looks for fish, Mississippi River, February 2007.
Bald eagle, Mississippi River, February 2007. Bald eagle snags a fish, Mississippi River, February 2007. Bald eagle with a fish over the frozen Mississippi River, February 2007. Bald eagle with a fish, Mississippi River, February 2007. Bald eagle, Mississippi River, February 2007.
Juvenile bald eagle, Mississippi River, February 2007. Bald eagle with a fish, Mississippi River, February 2007. Bald eagle on the Mississippi River ice, February 2007. Juvenile bald eagle, Mississippi River, February 2007. Bald eagle, Mississippi River, February 2007.
Bald eagle, Mississippi River, February 2007. Bald eagle, Mississippi River, February 2007. Bald eagle lugs a fish, Mississippi River, February 2007. Bald Eagle, Squaw Creek NWR, 2007 Bald Eagle, Squaw Creek NWR, 2007
Bald Eagles, Squaw Creek NWR, 2007 Bald eagle, Mississippi River, January 2008. Bald eagle, Mississippi River, January 2008. Bald eagle, Mississippi River, January 2008. Bald eagle, Mississippi River, January 2008.
Bald eagle, Mississippi River, January 2008. Bald eagle, Mississippi River, January 2008. Bald eagle, Mississippi River, January 2008. Bald eagle, Mississippi River, January 2008. Bald eagle, Mississippi River, January 2008.
Bald eagle, Mississippi River, January 2008. Bald eagle yanks a fish out of the Mississippi River, January 2008. Bald eagle, Mississippi River, January 2008. Bald eagle on the frozen Mississippi River, January 2008. Bald eagle, Mississippi River, January 2008.
Bald eagle, Mississippi River, January 2008. Bald eagle, Mississippi River, January 2008. Bald eagle, Mississippi River, January 2008. Juvenile bald eagle latches on to a big fish, Mississippi River, January 2008. Bald eagle, Mississippi River, January 2008.
Bald eagle, Mississippi River, January 2008. Bald eagle, Mississippi River, January 2008. Bald eagle, Mississippi River, January 2008. Juvenile bald eagle, Mississippi River, January 2008. Bald eagle, Ft. Randall dam, South Dakota, February 2008.
Bald eagle, Ft. Randall dam, South Dakota, February 2008. Juvenile bald eagle, Ft. Randall dam, South Dakota, February 2008. Juvenile bald eagle, Ft. Randall dam, South Dakota, February 2008. Juvenile bald eagle, Ft. Randall dam, South Dakota, February 2008. Bald eagles, Ft. Randall dam, South Dakota, February 2008.
Eagle´s nest, Squaw Creek NWR, Missouri, April 2008. Eagle´s nest, Squaw Creek NWR, Missouri, April 2008. Eagle´s nest, Squaw Creek NWR, Missouri, April 2008. Bald eagle, Custer State Park, SD, December 2008. Bald eagle, Custer State Park, SD, December 2008.
Bald eagle on a muskrat hut, Squaw Creek NWR, MO, November 2008. Bald eagle roosting along the Mississippi River in Keokuk, Iowa, January 2009. Bald eagle roosting near the Mississippi River, Lock and Dam 18, Illinois, January 2009. Bald eagle roosting near the Mississippi River, Lock and Dam 18, Illinois, January 2009. Bald eagle roosting near the Mississippi River, Lock and Dam 18, Illinois, January 2009.  This is why you get a car with a moonroof.
Bald eagle vocalizing near the Mississippi River in Keokuk, Iowa, January 2009. Bald eagle carrying a fish from the Mississippi River, Keokuk, Iowa, January 2009. Bald eagle vocalizing near the Mississippi River in Keokuk, Iowa, January 2009. Juvenile bald eagle snatching fish from the Mississippi River, Keokuk, Iowa, January 2009. Juvenile bald eagle, Keokuk, Iowa, January 2009.
Bald eagle carrying a fish from the Mississippi River, Keokuk, Iowa, January 2009. Bald eagle (juvenile) snagging a fish attracts attention, Keokuk, Iowa, January 2009. Bald eagle (juvenile) carrying a fish from the Mississippi River, Keokuk, Iowa, January 2009. Bald eagle launching, Keokuk, Iowa, January 2009. Bald eagle launching, Keokuk, Iowa, January 2009.
Bald eagle gliding over the Mississippi River, Keokuk, Iowa, January 2009. Bald eagle with fish, Lock and Dam 18, Illinois, January 2009. Bald eagle with fish, Lock and Dam 18, Illinois, January 2009. Bald eagle with a fish, Keokuk, Iowa, January 2009.  The lighting is horrible so we´ll just call it artistic. Bald eagle over the Mississippi River, Keokuk, Iowa, January 2009.  The bridge to Illinois is in the background.
Bald eagle snatching fish from the Mississippi River, Keokuk, Iowa, January 2009. Bald eagle carrying a fish from the Mississippi River, Keokuk, Iowa, January 2009. Bald eagle sets up for the catch, Keokuk, Iowa, January 2009.  See next photo for the result. Bald eagle gets a small fish, Keokuk, Iowa, January 2009. Bald eagle gliding over the Mississippi River, Keokuk, Iowa, January 2009.
Bald eagle, Custer State Park, December 2009. Bald eagle comes in for a landing, Keokuk, IA, Feb. 6, 2010. Bald eagle, Keokuk, IA, Feb. 6, 2010. Bald eagle, Keokuk, IA, Feb. 6, 2010. Bald eagle in the snow, Keokuk, IA, Feb. 5, 2010.
Bald eagle, Keokuk, IA, Feb. 6, 2010. Bald Eagle at Squaw Creek NWR, northwest Missouri, December 2010. Bald Eagle at Squaw Creek NWR, northwest Missouri, December 2010. Bald Eagle on muskrat hut at Squaw Creek NWR, northwest Missouri, December 2010. Bald Eagle with flaps down in a strong wind at Squaw Creek NWR, northwest Missouri, December 2010.
Bald Eagle at Squaw Creek NWR, northwest Missouri, December 2010. Bald Eagle at Squaw Creek NWR, northwest Missouri, December 2010. Bald Eagle, Custer State Park, SD, January 2011. Bald Eagle, Custer State Park, SD, January 2011. Bald Eagle, Custer State Park, SD, January 2011.
Juvenile bald eagle along the road north of Winner, SD, January 2011. Juvenile bald eagle along the road north of Winner, SD, January 2011. Bald eagle near Fort Randall dam on the Missouri, South Dakota, January 2011. A familiar eagle in Custer State Park a few yards from the south entrance on Highway 87.  I´´m fairly sure this is the same eagle seen the the same tree back in 2008, and at other times around the park Bald eagle, Custer State Park.
Bald eagle, Custer State Park. Bald eagle, Custer State Park. Bald eagle, Custer State Park. Bald eagle, Custer State Park. Bald eagle, Custer State Park.
The eagle tree on Highway 87, Custer State Park. Bald eagle, Custer State Park. Bald Eagle, Keokuk, Iowa, February 2011. Bald Eagle, Keokuk, Iowa, February 2011. Bald Eagle, Keokuk, Iowa, February 2011.
Bald Eagle, Keokuk, Iowa, February 2011. Bald Eagle, Keokuk, Iowa, February 2011. Bald Eagle, Keokuk, Iowa, February 2011. Bald Eagle having a meal, Keokuk, Iowa, February 2011. Bald Eagle having a meal, Keokuk, Iowa, February 2011.
Bald Eagle coming in for a landing, Keokuk, Iowa, February 2011. Bald Eagle taking off, Keokuk, Iowa, February 2011. Bald Eagle taking off, Keokuk, Iowa, February 2011. Bald Eagle over the Mississippi River, below Lock & Dam 18, Gladstone, Illinois, February 2011. Bald Eagle with fish, Lock & Dam 18, Gladstone, Illinois, February 2011.
Bald Eagle, Lock & Dam 18, Gladstone, Illinois, February 2011. Bald Eagle, Lock & Dam 18, Gladstone, Illinois, February 2011. Bald Eagle, Lock & Dam 18, Gladstone, Illinois, February 2011. Bald Eagle, Lock & Dam 18, Gladstone, Illinois, February 2011. Bald Eagle, Lock & Dam 18, Gladstone, Illinois, February 2011.
Bald Eagle, Lock & Dam 18, Gladstone, Illinois, February 2011. Bald Eagle, Lock & Dam 18, Gladstone, Illinois, February 2011. Eagle over the river, Lock and Dam 18, Iowa/Illinois, January 2012. Eagle over the river, Lock and Dam 18, Iowa/Illinois, January 2012. Eagle, Lock and Dam 18, Iowa/Illinois, January 2012.
Bald Eagle, Keokuk, Iowa, January 2012. Bald Eagle, Keokuk, Iowa, January 2012. Eagles sparring, Lock and Dam 18, Iowa/Illinois, January 2012. Eagle, Lock and Dam 18, Iowa/Illinois, January 2012. Eagle comes in for a landing on a gray day, Keokuk, Iowa, January 2012.
Eagle with a big fish, Lock and Dam 18, Iowa/Illinois, January 2012. Eagle with a mouthful, Lock and Dam 18, Iowa/Illinois, January 2012. Eagle with a fish, Lock and Dam 18, Iowa/Illinois, January 2012. Eagle with a little fish, Lock and Dam 18, Iowa/Illinois, January 2012. Eagle, Lock and Dam 18, Iowa/Illinois, January 2012.
Eagle, Lock and Dam 18, Iowa/Illinois, January 2012. Eagle with a fish, Lock and Dam 18, Iowa/Illinois, January 2012. Eagle with a fish, Lock and Dam 18, Iowa/Illinois, January 2012. Eagle swooping low, Lock and Dam 18, Iowa/Illinois, January 2012. Eagle, Lock and Dam 18, Iowa/Illinois, January 2012.
Two fishermen, Lock and Dam 18, Iowa/Illinois, January 2012. Eagle, Lock and Dam 18, Iowa/Illinois, January 2012. Eagles on the frozen Mississippi River shore, Ft. Madison, Iowa, January 2013. Bald eagles roosting at sunset, Hamilton, Illinois, January 2013. Bald eagle, Hamilton, Illinois, January 2013.
Bald eagle, Ft. Madison, Iowa, January 2013. Bald eagle tearing apart a fish, Ft. Madison, Iowa, January 2013. Bald eagles on the frozen Mississippi River shore, Ft. Madison, Iowa, January 2013. Bald eagles on the frozen Mississippi River shore, Ft. Madison, Iowa, January 2013. Bald eagles on the frozen Mississippi River shore, Ft. Madison, Iowa, January 2013.
Bald eagles on the frozen Mississippi River shore, Ft. Madison, Iowa, January 2013. Bald eagle on the frozen Mississippi River shore, Ft. Madison, Iowa, January 2013. Bald eagles on the frozen Mississippi River shore, Ft. Madison, Iowa, January 2013. Bald eagles on the frozen Mississippi River shore, Ft. Madison, Iowa, January 2013. Bald eagle on the frozen Mississippi River shore, Ft. Madison, Iowa, January 2013.
Bald eagles on the frozen Mississippi River shore, Ft. Madison, Iowa, January 2013. Bald eagle on the frozen Mississippi River shore, Ft. Madison, Iowa, January 2013. Bald eagle over the Mississippi River, Ft. Madison, Iowa, January 2013. Bald eagle over the Mississippi River, Ft. Madison, Iowa, January 2013. Bald eagle on the frozen Mississippi River shore, Ft. Madison, Iowa, January 2013.
Bald eagles on the frozen Mississippi River shore, Ft. Madison, Iowa, January 2013. Bald eagles on the frozen Mississippi River shore, Ft. Madison, Iowa, January 2013. Bald eagle on the frozen Mississippi River shore, Ft. Madison, Iowa, January 2013. Bald eagle on the frozen Mississippi River shore, Ft. Madison, Iowa, January 2013. Bald eagle on the frozen Mississippi River shore, Ft. Madison, Iowa, January 2013.
Bald eagle at Lock and Dam 18, Oquawka, Illinois, January 2013. Bald eagle on the frozen Mississippi River shore, Ft. Madison, Iowa, January 2013. Bald eagle on the frozen Mississippi River shore, Ft. Madison, Iowa, January 2013. Bald eagle, Ft. Madison, Iowa, January 2013. Bald eagle, Ft. Madison, Iowa, January 2013.
Bald eagle, Ft. Madison, Iowa, January 2013. Bald eagle (juvenile), Lock and Dam 18 on the Mississippi River in Illinois, January 2014. Bald eagle (juvenile), Lock and Dam 18 on the Mississippi River in Illinois, January 2014. Bald eagle with fish, Lock and Dam 18 on the Mississippi River in Illinois, January 2014. Bald eagle with fish, Lock and Dam 18 on the Mississippi River in Illinois, January 2014.
Bald eagle (juvenile), Lock and Dam 18 on the Mississippi River in Illinois, January 2014. Bald eagle with fish, Lock and Dam 18 on the Mississippi River in Illinois, January 2014. Bald eagle (juvenile), Lock and Dam 18 on the Mississippi River in Illinois, January 2014. Bald eagle with fish, Lock and Dam 18 on the Mississippi River in Illinois, January 2014. Bald eagle with fish, Lock and Dam 18 on the Mississippi River in Illinois, January 2014.
Bald eagle with fish, Lock and Dam 18 on the Mississippi River in Illinois, January 2014. Bald eagle with fish, Lock and Dam 18 on the Mississippi River in Illinois, January 2014. Bald eagle, Squaw Creek National Wildlife Refuge, Missouri, December.  Bald eagle, Squaw Creek National Wildlife Refuge, Missouri, December.  Bald eagle (juvenile), Squaw Creek National Wildlife Refuge, Missouri, December.
Bald eagle (juvenile) eating something, Squaw Creek National Wildlife Refuge, Missouri, December.  Eagles Nest, Big Cypress Bend, Florida.  Bald eagle (juvenile), Squaw Creek NWR, Missouri, December 2015. Bald eagle (juvenile), Squaw Creek NWR, Missouri, December 2015. Bald eagle (juvenile), Squaw Creek NWR, Missouri, December 2015.
Bald eagle, Squaw Creek National Wildlife Refuge, Missouri, January 2016. Juvenile Bald eagle, Squaw Creek National Wildlife Refuge, Missouri, January 2016.

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