Yesterday, I shared photos of a young Bald Eagle showing off its hopping skills. The eagle left its perch when a more mature Bald Eagle showed up, and I managed to capture some photos of the mature eagle landing on a dead limb. This took place at Miner’s Cove, which is located at the Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge in Oklahoma. However, the mature Bald Eagle didn’t stay around for very long, so I was only able to snap a few photos of it.
Bald Eagles are one of the most iconic birds in North America and are also one of the most endangered. In the early 1900s, there were only about 400 breeding pairs of Bald Eagles left in the United States. Thanks to conservation efforts, their population has since rebounded to over 70,000 breeding pairs.
Bald Eagles are large and powerful birds of prey, with a wingspan of up to 7 feet and can weigh up to 14 pounds. They have a white body with a brown head and neck, yellow legs and feet, and a black beak.
Bald Eagles are carnivores and eat a variety of small animals, including fish, rabbits, and rodents. They are also known to eat carrion. These eagles are monogamous and mate for life, building their nests in tall trees near water. The female lays 2-3 eggs, which hatch after about 35 days, and the young eagles stay with their parents for about 6-8 weeks before they are ready to fly on their own.
Bald Eagles are an important part of the ecosystem, helping to control populations of small animals, and also clean up the environment by eating carrion. In the United States, Bald Eagles are a symbol of freedom and strength, and they serve as a reminder of the importance of conservation.
Here are some additional facts about Bald Eagles:
- Bald Eagles are the national bird of the United States.
- Bald Eagles are found in North America, from Canada to Mexico.
- Bald Eagles are carnivores and eat fish, rabbits, rodents, and other small animals.
- Bald Eagles are monogamous birds and mate for life.
- Bald Eagles build their nests in tall trees near water.
- The female Bald Eagle lays 2-3 eggs, which hatch after about 35 days.
- The young Bald Eagles stay with their parents for about 6-8 weeks before they are ready to fly on their own.
- Bald Eagles are an important part of the ecosystem.
- Bald Eagles are a symbol of freedom and strength in the United States.
- Bald Eagles are a reminder of the importance of conservation.
- Camera: Canon EOS R7
- Lens: Canon RF 800 mm F11 IS STM
I was photographing this Bald Eagle from inside my pickup. I had a beanbag draped over the open window to support my camera and lens.
- Location: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge (Oklahoma)
- Date and Time Taken: April 2, 2023 (09:46 A. M.)
- Exposure Mode: Manual
- Aperture: f11
- Shutter speed: 1/1600
- ISO: 800 (Auto)
- Exposure Compensation: +1/3
- Focal Length: 800 mm