Bald Eagles From Blackwater NWR

Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge has some of the largest concentrations of Bald Eagles in the Northeast in the Winter months. Also the largest breeding populations of Bald Eagles north of Florida. The Refuge is over 28,000 acres with a Wildlife Drive and multiple trails. The main photo areas would be on the Wildlife Drive, multiple trails off or near the Wildlife Drive or The Tubman Road Trail. There are roads running through the Refuge, but they frown on people stopping to photograph because they are busy roads with no spots to stop unless you are on a bike. But you can drive through and see the Eagles flying or in the trees. Plus quite a few Eagle nests plus other birds, etc. On these I removed a few branches that were distracting. Shot with a Canon 1D MkIV and a 400mm f/4 DO lens w/ a 1.4X series III Teleconverter, handheld.

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More Eagle Photos From Blackwater NWR

I saw this Bald Eagle carrying it’s meal, a partially eaten bird, flying into a tree. As I was trying to get a few shots of it in the┬átree, a vulture swooped in to try to get some of the meal. The Eagle flew off across from where I was so I got a few shots as it flew by.

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