WALK6001 Apr 05 2015  07-51-56 Ebenezer New HopeEagle w gull

I had seen gull feathers in eagle’s nests
this morning was the first time I saw an eagle flying with a gull it had caught
the shot is a long one for my lens so the focus is a bit soft, but I wanted to share this event anyway

Petruchio worked hard against a high wind to cross the cove with these materials held tight
he almost missed the edge of the nest and I did miss the shot as he landed
these are photos that I took, one-handed because I was holding onto the blowing trees around me…
sorry about the soft resolution, but the shots are fun to watch, I think!

WALK3540 Mar 29 2015  16-50-51 Osprey fish eye to eye

this male osprey came in from my left, plowed into the fish, caught the fish with his right talon
he then snapped his wings full up and back and lifted himself and the fish from the river
an unusual viewing angle for me

WALK2243 Mar 28 2015  02-46-08 Haw River Osprey fish carry 1

this is the typical aerodynamic way that an osprey carries its catch
they turn the fish around into this position, mid flight

WALK1560 Mar 26 2015  02-01-31 Haw River Kate in all her glory

Katherine, aka Kate, matriarch of New Hope, in all her prowess and glory.