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Old Jul 2, 2006, 3:30 PM   #1
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Took this photo this week while I was banding eagle chicks. I was sitting in the nest but had a Sigma 10-20mm wide angle so was able to get most of the bird. Interesting expression on the little fellow. This chick was about 3 to 4 weeks behind birds in other nearby nests.
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Old Jul 2, 2006, 9:34 PM   #2
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:lol:Very nice shot, I like the look of this young eagle
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Old Jul 2, 2006, 9:37 PM   #3
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The picture is very nice but it looks a little bit white so I tried a little edit, hope you don't mind!!




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Old Jul 3, 2006, 4:24 AM   #4
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Thanks. I noticed that it was a bit too light after I put it up. I guess I was a bit anxious to get the image on the board. Attached is another shot of the same chick but this time I've adjusted the lighting.
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Old Jul 3, 2006, 9:37 AM   #5
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Very nice, its special to see this bird that close!!
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Must be a real treat to get up close and personal with these little guys. Is the nest in a sanctuary of some type, or do you search out wild nesting eagles and band them while ma and pa are away? ........cheers.....Don.
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Ever have mom or dad return while you were still working in the nest?


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Old Jul 5, 2006, 11:23 AM   #8
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We have a permenant study area which we monitor annually. It is not a protected area. The adults are aware of us at the nest but stay away at a distance. They go to the nest as soon as we leave. We have strict protocols of when we can and cannot band. Besides banding we learn what they are eating, the health of the chicks, productivity and overall condition of the population. Only a few nests are accessible. Here is a photo of the mom (or dad).
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What a treat to participate in a program like this. I'm real jealous. Keep up the great work. Got to keep the birds and wildlife in this insane world safe and sound!......cheers.....Don.
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Old Jul 11, 2006, 10:19 AM   #10
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Great shots Joe. that's abeautiful little creature!

hope the summer is treating you well! i'm certainly loving thisweather!

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