Dec 26, 2009

Camera Critters - Golden Eagles

While in Washington, I added a bird to my life list. I have seen Golden Eagles in the zoo before but never in their natural glory. We came across a pair of them by the Vietnam Wall Memorial. They were attempting and horribly failing to hunt squirrels. It was pretty funny watching them. They would launch from the trees and then hit the snow just missing the acrobatic squirrels. Then the squirrels turned on them and went into attack mode. They would chitter and chatter at the eagles. I was surprised how brazen the squirrels were. I managed to get a photo of one of the eagles looking very nervous about the squirrel just before it flew off. Hopefully you can see the squirrel in the tree next to the eagle in the middle two photos.

Golden Eagle in Tree


Golden Eagle getting an earful.


"Maybe I need to get out of here."


"Bye Bye!"


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~Jessica~

6 comments:

Denise said...

That must have been very exciting to come across the Golden Eagles. Beautiful shots!

Dianne said...

great action shots!!

Rue said...

Wow - nice pics! I've never seen a golden eagle, although we have many bald eagles around here. I imagine that the squirrels don't always get away though...

centria said...

I love the golden eagles, Jessica. And it looks like you had a good trip to Washington DC. We were downstate visiting my family in the "Thumb" and just got back last night. Merry Christmas to you (a little belated!)

flandrumhill said...

Eagles hunting! Such an encounter would be amazing to witness.

ellen said...

Cute, Nice entry. Mine is up!