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Old Jan 30, 2012, 6:06 PM   #1
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I have seen many Cormorants diving but this is the first one I have seen coming up with a large fish. He dove several times trying to positioned it in his beak to swallow it and failed about 5 times then success.

Last night at the Condo we are renting we saw a Bald Eagle land on the edge of the pond right behind our balcony. Got the camera and walked to the pond and got several shots before he flew off. We have seen a couple flying the length of a nearby creek several times but this was the first landing. I tried to get some shots of him flying away but it was too dark and got nothing but panning blur and bird blur I was still shooting at 1/40 sec. @ISO 800 not too good for BIF

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Old Jan 30, 2012, 6:07 PM   #2
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two more, All shots with Kr and DAL 55-300
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Great series of cormorant fishing - that is quite a large fish!! Very nice light on those, and great capture of the action.

Also some very fine Eagle photos - great poses at the pond edge, and amazing "urban eagle habitat" shot too!
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Impressive. The shots and the birds.

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Old Jan 30, 2012, 9:34 PM   #5
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I was amazed by the urban eagle habitat - I've never seen one in quite that type of location. The cormorant having lunch pictures are really wonderful.
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Excellent shots all round .... where are you staying that has Bald Eagles in the car park
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Excellent shots all round .... where are you staying that has Bald Eagles in the car park
I am renting a condo in Port Charlotte Florida SW Florida, its in the middle of town, lots of ponds and fresh water ways, also close (10 MIN) to the golf of Mexico. This is the first time I have seen an eagle in the condo complex but we have lots of wild life, birds & crocks.


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