Friday, January 11, 2013

Winter eagles

The other day I had the chance to spend a few hours photographing bald eagles on and near a white-tailed deer carcass in northern Wisconsin.

I had an opportunity to capture some flight pictures as the birds came in.

And several birds on the ground feeding on the carcass.

Their was a definite hierarchy among the eagles, which meant that younger birds had to move from the choicest tidbits when more mature birds came to feed. 

When they didn't move fast enough they were helped out of the way.