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Mar 02, 2017 03:45 |  #1

Went down to my trusty "bird park" on Tuesday, just for something different. It was sunny when I left home, but about 20 minutes after I got to the park, the clouds rolled in, and the light pretty much went to crap. I stuck around anyway, mostly because I didn't have anything better to do, and after a while, I spotted two cormorants about a hundred yards out in the bay squabbling over a catfish one of them had caught. There was a bit of commotion as they argued over the fish, when suddenly an eagle swooped in and settled the argument by sending the cormorants into panic dives to escape. The one with the fish apparently dropped it, because the eagle scooped it up and took off across the bay, eventually flying up to its favorite dining spot on an "osprey tower" to eat its ill-gotten meal... The light was crap, and the action was a long way off, so these aren't as clean and bright as I'd like, but a sequence like this doesn't come along every day, and around here this time of year, I'll take what I can get!!

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Mar 02, 2017 03:49 |  #2

Still a nice sequence with the bad light, well done.




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Mar 02, 2017 06:05 |  #3

Beautiful!!!


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Mar 02, 2017 06:26 |  #4

Neat series Rocky, shame about the light it would have been spectacular in better light.


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Mar 02, 2017 08:09 |  #5

Well done!!




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Mar 02, 2017 12:43 |  #6

dm1215al wrote in post #18289498 (external link)
Still a nice sequence with the bad light, well done.

4g63photo wrote in post #18289553 (external link)
Beautiful!!!

Wallace River wrote in post #18289568 (external link)
Neat series Rocky, shame about the light it would have been spectacular in better light.

JimLittle wrote in post #18289650 (external link)
Well done!!

Thanks, guys! I appreciate it!


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Mar 02, 2017 12:59 |  #7

We take what we can get around here; and you took just fine, Rocky! :) I went up there last weekend and it was completely dead, for action.


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Mar 03, 2017 14:30 |  #8

You did fine, Rocky. Handled well. Looks to me like the cormorant(s) got the best part first.;-)a


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Mar 04, 2017 01:53 |  #9

Snydremark wrote in post #18289899 (external link)
We take what we can get around here; and you took just fine, Rocky! :) I went up there last weekend and it was completely dead, for action.

Thanks Eric... this time of year, getting anything like this at all is a bonus with the weather we've been having! Just glad I was there to see it!

ardeekay wrote in post #18290859 (external link)
You did fine, Rocky. Handled well. Looks to me like the cormorant(s) got the best part first.;-)a

Thanks Rog! Actually, I don't think the cormorants got anything at all. They swallow their prey whole, so if the eagle got it, that means the cormorants didn't get any. What look like flaps of torn flesh are actually just the catfish's "whiskers"...


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Mar 04, 2017 02:08 |  #10

squirl033 wrote in post #18289493 (external link)
I'll take what I can get!!


And you got some GREAT ones at that!


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Mar 05, 2017 22:30 |  #11

Lovely sequence Rocky.


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Mar 09, 2017 16:24 |  #12

Inspeqtor wrote in post #18291314 (external link)
And you got some GREAT ones at that!

2n10 wrote in post #18293022 (external link)
Lovely sequence Rocky.

Thanks, guys!


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Mar 09, 2017 16:41 |  #13

Great set, Rocky! Is this at Juanita Bay?


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Mar 09, 2017 16:53 |  #14

Scrumhalf wrote in post #18296692 (external link)
Great set, Rocky! Is this at Juanita Bay?

Thanks! Yeah, this is from the east viewing platform looking out over the bay...


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