May 2014 – Cottonwood Canyon – John Day River, Oregon
I did a bit of a double-take on this bird… and almost couldn’t believe that I was seeing it. While Golden Eagles aren’t rare, they’re not exactly common either. It’s been years since I’ve seen one previously. This one was soaring low over steep hillsides, no doubt hoping to flush-up an unsuspecting meal.
March 2013 – Hillsboro, Oregon
A pair of Bald Eagles likes this perch near my home. It’s the tip of the highest tree around (which in this area is pretty darn high), with a view to a nearby pond.
September 2012 – Hood Canal, Washington
Bald Eagles are fairly common all over Puget Sound, and on Hood Canal as well… but, they’re still striking to see. This young bird was fairly unconcerned as I walked right underneath. I actually had to back up to get the entire bird in the frame. This was taken near the mouth of the Hamma Hamma River, where it pours into Hood Canal.