Bald Eagles

January 23, 2018 at 6:00 am (Bird photography, Birds - California, California, National Wildlife Refuges (US Fish & Wildlife), Nature, Nature photography) ()

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Juvenile Bald Eagle

A family of bald eagles lives in Lockwood, California, not far from Fort Hunter Liggett.

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I saw this adult, and then a few minutes later saw two juveniles. One had caught a ground squirrel and landed in an oak tree to eat it.

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I think it believed I was going to steal its lunch, and started calling out. Two other members of its family soon flew to the “rescue.”

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I believe this is a second-year juvenile due to the amount of white it exhibits.

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The first bird flew with its prize.

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Finally all three flew out of sight. Bon appetit!

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1 Comment

  1. jet eliot said,

    Fantastic bald eagle photos, Cindy. They are such a magnificent bird to watch. I love to watch the juveniles, for they are learning to be mighty, and I find that interesting. Grabbed a ground squirrel, then thought he might have to grab the human, too. Great post–

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