Welcome to my new blog!
Although I may feature some more winged animals, this blog is dedicated to documenting the eagles at Shiloh National Military park. I decided that, since I enjoyed sharing so many images from the 2009 eagle nesting season, I'd start a blog with that special purpose.
This way I can not only share images but information, exciting moments and interesting experiences as well.

If you visit the eagles, I would like to ask that you please respect the rules.
There are designated areas to park and PLEASE always be respectful.
Viewing these birds is a unique privilege...Please don't get that privilege taken away from everyone!!!

Two Turtles

Since I get asked often about the image of an adult eagle bringing two turtles to the nest, I have decided to post the link so that it can be easily found.
"Two Turtles"

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some interesting facts:

Hiram and Julia (an American bald eagle pair named after General Grant and his wife) made their nest high in a pine tree beside a road in Shiloh National Military Park. They raised a pair of eaglets during the 2008 nesting season and then two more eaglets the following season. The pair have been photographed carrying fish, turtles and small rodents to their young.

*American bald eagles mate for life.
*The female American bald eagle is slightly bigger than the male.
*Females and males can be distinguished by the depth of their beak.
*The American bald eagle was taken off the Federal List of Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants list in June 2007.
However, the bald eagle is still a protected animal.
*Young eaglets do not have the white head and tail feathers of their parents. Their white feathers will grow in somewhere around five years of age.
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Saturday, March 30, 2013

Rainy Day

These images were shot from a car window through the rain. As my luck would be, it was raining by the time I got to the eagles' nest today (We participated in the Shiloh Clean-up day for the morning! :) ). Oh, well...I did get to see a baby peek it's head from underneath the protective adult. Maybe I'll be able to get to photograph them in good weather someday soon... :/



The view from my rain clouded window. :(

*sb*

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Windblown

I was in the neighborhood and dropped by the nest tree. It was so windy Saturday that even the eagles didn't escape getting windblown! It was so bad that I almost blew away!!!


*sb*

Sunday, March 11, 2012

The new season begins :)

With the hatching of the eaglet this past week, I decided to make a trip to Shiloh. The trip ended up being of very little value (unless you consider shooting the broad side of an eagle valuable). However, I was happy just to celebrate the new arrival in person.
Hopefully, I will have some more impressive images to share soon.  I'm ready to see the eagles fly!!!






*sb*

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

time to roost

This eagle flew in as the night was taking over. It was too late for a detailed shot...but a silhouette can be beautiful too. :)


*sb*

Thursday, June 2, 2011