Shift Change

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Shift Change.
 
Yesterday was such a pretty day. It was fairly warm for a January day in Georgia, and blue skies. With that combination, I had to go over to Berry College to photograph the Eagles. I know, I am an Eagleholic, but the only help for it is to see more Eagles. There were several shift changes, the time where one Eagle replaces the other to lay on the eggs. Eagles both will incubate the eggs whereas songbirds typically only the female does. A couple times the Eagles brought in fluff, which is just straw or grass, to put in the nest since the other stuff got so wet the past couple of days. They were switching out about every two hours or so, but in the afternoon Mom flew to her perch tree across the field. Dad called to her, she responded but began to preen. About 10 minutes later Dad called out again, Mom ignored him. Then 10 minutes later, Dad called out, Mom ignored, but Dad flew to the branch behind her. They both vocalized for a few seconds and then Mom finally gave in and went to the nest. Watching and hearing this interaction was absolutely incredible, to photograph it was just awesome!
 
Tamron SP 150-600mm Di VC USD lens on a Nikon D-500, Manual Expousre mode, f8, ISO 800, shutter speed of 1/1600th of a second, Sirui N3204X tripod and PH20 Gimbal head, processed in Lightroom CC. #WithMyTamron, #TamronImageMasters, #SiruiUSA, #SiruiPro
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2 Responses to “Shift Change”

  1. Wow, does sound incredible. Thanks for letting us in on it all, just beautiful.

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