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Jerry Blake
02-22-2008, 07:43 AM
While dropping Bamboo Crappie Condos and doing a little scouting the other day we saw several Bald Eagles. In one place five came out of the trees on both sides and flew ahead of us up a small creek channel. In another place there were two immature eagles hanging around while we were checking the crappie in a spawning cove. One decided to sit still long enough for me to take a couple pictures:


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When we got too close it came out of the tree right towards us:


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Most of them will be heading back north soon but the rangers say we have 3 active nests on Lake Greeson and they counted over 60 Bald Eagles in their eagle count this year.

CrappieHound
02-22-2008, 08:05 AM
Great pics Jerry. Those are awesome birds.

The Hound

girlsfishtoo
02-22-2008, 08:13 AM
Awesome photos...they are still young since they don't have their characteristis white head and tail feathers.

DRPEPPER
02-22-2008, 08:28 AM
Jerry
You are almost as good of a photographer as you are fisherman. But, you could have waited until those talons got a little closer coudn't you?
I have seen shots like this while drifting on the white river for trout. One time I wounded a little trout and watched it drift toward an eagle just to watch it swoop down on it. I don't think that was legal; but, it sure was a magnificent sight.
DP

crappiecrazy
02-22-2008, 08:35 AM
Jerry,
Thanks for the picture! My son loved them!
CC

Slab
02-22-2008, 11:12 AM
That last pic looks like the Eagle is attacking you. Did you survive? Or did it at least take your hat? Great action shot.

Cane Pole
02-22-2008, 11:16 AM
Wonder why they are called bald eagles when they got "feathers" on their head?

girlsfishtoo
02-22-2008, 11:18 AM
Bald or balde is an old English term that means white.

NIMROD
02-22-2008, 11:30 AM
Great pictiures, we always see several on Nimrod Lake each winter too.:cool:

GRIZZ
02-22-2008, 11:40 AM
Isn't it cool to watch those. I have a few local nests I like to watch every year here. One on Chautauqua, one on lake Erie and one at Alleghany state park.

thehines
02-22-2008, 11:47 AM
Good looking pictures, I just moved here from Alaska so I will post a few tonight for you. My wfie and I drove out the road(we only had one) and counted 45 Eagles all in one spot...

old fuzzy
02-22-2008, 12:11 PM
That last pic looks like the Eagle is attacking you. Did you survive? Or did it at least take your hat? Great action shot.slab i think he was baiting him up so when you get down there for your fishing trip he will have the windage down:D

pstone
02-22-2008, 12:15 PM
Love to watch them around here in the winter myself. We have an active nest on a little 32 acre lake on private land behind my house. It's a sight to behold!

joejv4
02-22-2008, 12:36 PM
It's awesome to see them making such a great comeback. I never saw one in the wild until about a year ago. Now I know of at least three nesting pairs within 20 miles of my house and I see them out and about when I drive through their neck of the woods.

skiptomylu
02-22-2008, 12:38 PM
We are also luck enough to have them come down here nesting and get to see them every once in a while.

Great sight to see them!

Just Jiggin
02-22-2008, 12:42 PM
There are a lot of eagles up at Truman Lake - it is the highlight of the day to see them - they are magnificant birds and a tribute to our great country. Then if you catch fish too - what more can a person ask for

Cane Pole
02-22-2008, 12:53 PM
Bald or balde is an old English term that means white.


Ok.

Learn something every day.

So this means bald headed men are white heads?

Fishn N Wishn
02-22-2008, 01:00 PM
Ok.

Learn something every day.

So this means bald headed men are white heads?

yep you ole white headed ole man you .........:D

your new name tom........ole whitey:eek:

Jerry Blake
02-22-2008, 04:38 PM
That last pic looks like the Eagle is attacking you. Did you survive? Or did it at least take your hat? Great action shot.

We weren't as close to that eagle as it would appear. I got a new Olympus 780 camera with a 5x zoom so it brings stuff in pretty close.

grubby
02-22-2008, 04:47 PM
Great pics Jerry. you did protect my little cousin from that big old bird lmao.

lag
02-22-2008, 06:23 PM
Ain't this what makes fishing so great. Get to see all kinds of stuff. Really good pictures.

klight1122
02-22-2008, 07:59 PM
Great photos, mother nature has her stuff together.

davieboy36
02-22-2008, 09:09 PM
Great Pics!

Greg Holt
02-25-2008, 08:54 PM
Great looking pictures Jerry!!!!!!!

crappielimits
02-25-2008, 09:27 PM
Some just don`t understand why we love to be on the water at daylight and just can`t seem to get enough! Great pics guys! We see alot of eagles at Talquin!

skeetbum
02-25-2008, 10:33 PM
Nice pics, Jerry. I make my money behind the wheel and see some now and then, always a thrill. Don't think I've ever seen any immature ones though. A lake I used to visit during hunting season in FL had a small island in it where folks used to drop off their gut piles after dressing deer. LOTS of eagles visited it, and they were funny to watch walk out into the water to clean up when they were done. Also saw 6 or 7 in the same tree on the bank of a frozen river a few years back. It was quite a sight. Wouldn't have wanted to be a rabbit near there that day. Keep the pics comin, always enjoyed.