Sunday, March 1, 2015

Eagles galore

Had another great week even with it getting colder.  The lambing operations are going on and the eagles are hitting those areas hard, picking up the after-birth from the sheep.  I was able to see a couple new Saw-whet owls and the Great-horned owls are sitting on their nests now.



 
The Bald eagles wait around on the any perch they can find until a ewe gives birth and then they have a meal to fight over with other eagles or the ravens.

 
The immature Balds are the most aggressive of the eagles over the after-birth.

 
At Camas NWR we saw about 14 short-eared owls that showed a humorous attitude toward the photographers.


 
Just another week of excitement in the wilds of Idaho.

6 comments:

Betsy Adams said...

Wow---you live in such an awesome area. I would love to see the Owls and Eagles... That's nature at its finest.

Don't know if you have read my recent posts --but we have had FIVE storms in a row --and one of the was a horrible ICE STORM with 50 mph winds. Devastated our area.. We were lucky. No damage to our house --but many many trees down around the area. We were without power for 50 hours --but some people still don't have power even after a week.

We are FINALLY thawing out some from all of our storms. They said on TV that the temperatures here did not get above freezing since Feb. 14.... Then the 5 storms hit.. It will take awhile to get all of this junk thawed out --and then the yard clean-up begins in our yard. HUGE JOB.
Hugs,
Betsy

TexWisGirl said...

how awesome to see these raptors! glad the eagles do not take the newborn lambs!

Michelle said...

Awww...I do love that last shot of the owl! Glad to hear that you didn't have any house damage!

Janie said...

Great bird shots, as usual. I love the last one with the humorous attitude.

Mary Cromer said...

Just such sweet success you have in locating so many jewels in the bird world, these are great Bill!

carolann said...

Oh your sure having great takes in bird land. I do like the silhouette.