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A Documentary Shot

 
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Jan 07, 2017 18:19 |  #1

That's what you say when got a shot but it's not stellar, right? ;-)a Anyway, this Golden Eagle has been spotted on the Tantramar Marsh between New Brunswick and Nova Scotia for several winters in a row. This is WAY out of his normal territory. But he shows up every winter, alone, and seems to do quite well. There are also tons of Red Tailed Hawks, Rough Legged Hawks, and other hawks and owls patrolling the flatlands looking for mice and vole and rabbits.

So this is my documantary shot of the Golden Eagle today. He likes to sit in one of 2 specific Power Transmission Towers. I parked my truck and walked across a couple of fields to get this shot before he'd had enough. It was very cool to see the golden sheen of his head feathers.

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This Red Tailed Hawk was much more tolerant, but in then end he vamoosed too. This shot was from the window of my truck.

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Jan 07, 2017 18:29 |  #2

I continue to be amazed at the amount of interesting vagrants up there. Great pose on the hawk


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Jan 07, 2017 18:51 |  #3

CaptBob wrote in post #18236976 (external link)
I continue to be amazed at the amount of interesting vagrants up there. Great pose on the hawk

Thanks very much Bob. That marsh area seems to attract a lot of different raptors. Here's the next shot of the hawk - I was a bit too close for his extended wings :

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Jan 07, 2017 21:14 |  #4

Ian, this made me smile and feel much better, yes they are Doc shots and I take many of them :-)
Like the Red Tail taking off.


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Jan 08, 2017 05:10 |  #5

Holy hell Ian, 500mm + an X2. That's a long way off my friend! Good capture on the Golden tho. You'll get more of him I know.


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Holy hell Ian, 500mm + an X2. That's a long way off my friend! Good capture on the Golden tho. You'll get more of him I know.

Yea he was a ways off. Here's what it looked like from where I parked. That's the Golden Eagle on the left of the first tower that I walked closer to. And maybe not get more shots of him after this dumping of snow last night. The roadway in to these towers will be impassable.


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Jan 08, 2017 19:40 |  #7

At least you were able to find a confirmed golden! I've seen a couple possibles in my area, they do show up at times, but I've never been close enough to confirm they weren't an immature bald eagle. Amazing to see one repeatedly outside of their range.




  
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At least you were able to find a confirmed golden! I've seen a couple possibles in my area, they do show up at times, but I've never been close enough to confirm they weren't an immature bald eagle. Amazing to see one repeatedly outside of their range.

Yes, thanks very much, it's always fun to see a lifer, especially one you've been looking for for the past 3 winters! This guy has cost me a fair bit of gas!


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Jan 10, 2017 05:23 |  #9

You were confident enough he'd stay put for you to start walking that distance?;-)a My luck, after I was half-way, he'd head for the next tower down the line, suckering me to go even farther!:lol:
But you were rewarded for your effort, and us, too. And the hawk shots are exceptional, Ian, well done as always!


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Jan 10, 2017 06:05 |  #10

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You were confident enough he'd stay put for you to start walking that distance?;-)a My luck, after I was half-way, he'd head for the next tower down the line, suckering me to go even farther!:lol:
But you were rewarded for your effort, and us, too. And the hawk shots are exceptional, Ian, well done as always!

Haha I had no idea what he'd do Rog, and indeed he did take off before I got as close as I wanted to. I sat in my nice warm truck and evaluated the situation for a while before making the walk over, thinking he seemed to be doing what eagles do a lot of, sitting and looking around. Those are really tall transmission towers so I thought I might get closer before he took leave. It was a coldish day too, but thankfully not much snow to trudge through. Today I'd never make it in there so am very glad to have gotten this shot.


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