Miner’s Cove, situated within the Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge in Oklahoma, has become my go-to spot for capturing captivating wildlife photos. During my recent visit, luck was on my side as I spotted an Immature Bald Eagle perched on a nearby tree. Excited by the sight, I captured numerous photographs of the majestic bird while it surveyed its surroundings.
As I continued taking pictures, the eagle suddenly shifted its weight and hopped to a different spot on the same perch. This small movement allowed me to capture the eagle’s powerful legs and talons in action, as they gripped the branch with ease. These photos showcase the Eagle’s agility and grace in motion, and I am grateful to have been able to capture them.
A few minutes later, a mature Bald Eagle flew in. The immature eagle immediately flew to a different tree, and the mature Eagle took the perch. I will post photos of the mature Eagle tomorrow.
It was an amazing experience to see these two Eagles up close. I am so grateful that I had the opportunity to photograph them.
Facts About Immature Bald Eagles:
- Immature Bald Eagles are also known as juvenile bald eagles.
- They typically have a brown body with brown and white mottled wings.
- The tail is also mottled with a dark band at the tip.
- Immature Bald Eagles attain adult plumage in about five years.
- They are found in North America, from Canada to Mexico.
- Bald Eagles are carnivores and eat a variety of animals, including fish, mammals, birds, and reptiles.
- They are an important part of the ecosystem and help to control populations of other animals.
- Bald Eagles are a symbol of the United States and are protected by law.
- 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 (09:29 A. M.)
- Exposure Mode: Manual
- Aperture: f11
- Shutter speed: 1/2000
- ISO: 1000 (Auto)
- Exposure Compensation: +1/3
- Focal Length: 800 mm