Wednesday, 4 June 2014

Loch na Keal - White-tailed Eagle take 2

Every day is different as I've found with visits for the White-tailed Eagles and the feeling was.... it can only get better after the poor showings of the previous day?

Despite the weather being mostly overcast, it surely did improve with at least four approaches, most involving a dive for fish plus an expected bonus out on the sea. Here's a composite look at some of the better images of the day (the birds may not be in strict sequential order) ......

A shallow approach from this male.....




Banking to lose height.....


Despite the larger size of the female - incredible agility, almost rolling over with this steep approach!






The final approach!


Talons ready for the pick up.....




Despite only 300mm of reach, this approach was just too close!




 Finally - the departure - from all angles!






Then sea meets land......




The final unexpected flyover whilst checking the open waters of the sea for Cetaceans?


No Cetaceans seen but Common Seals, Great Northern Diver, Gannet, Guillemot and an unexpected sight - Kestrel carrying prey!!

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