More Eagle photo's - Kawasaki Versys Forum
Register Members List Calendar Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read Motorcycle EscrowInsurance
Go Back   Kawasaki Versys Forum > Kawasaki Versys Member's Lounge > Off Topic Discussions

 

Off Topic Discussions For all of your off topic talk and just general B.S. Jokes, funny stories, etc...

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 01-16-2013, 12:34 AM
tom edison's Avatar
tom edison tom edison is offline
Member
 
2011 Kawasaki 2011 Versys
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Skagit Co. WA
Posts: 167
Default More Eagle photo's

It must be getting very cold in the,
the population of visiting eagles has
grown the the past few weeks....

















other birds are around also, a Heron and a Raven





Hawks













I just want to share with you some things you may not see to often.
__________________
Ride while you can
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2  
Old 01-16-2013, 01:07 AM
baldeagle baldeagle is offline
Member
 
2007 Kawasaki versys 650
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Charente france
Posts: 29
Default

Thanks Tom,some great pictures,very cold here in France now,will take a walk later and see what I can spot.
Great to see my family are safe and well ha ha.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 01-16-2013, 04:46 AM
crow's Avatar
crow crow is offline
Member
 
2007 Kawasaki 650 Versys
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Oztrailia NSW Royalla
Posts: 266
Default

Mate what great photo's...
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 01-16-2013, 06:32 AM
Bones's Avatar
Bones Bones is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: western Massachusetts
Posts: 1,801
Default

Awesome! Birds of prey are such amazing creatures, how wonderful to see so many so close and to get great photographs. My wife and I just sat here with our morning coffee and looked through them all. From her office window on the 13th floor, she looks over an old city square with a typical New England white steeple church. On top of the steeple is a rooster weather vane which serves as a vantage point for a peregrine falcon that nests nearby on a skyscraper window ledge. There are blackbirds and pigeons for the taking and the top of the steeple provides a good place to commence attack.

Thanks for sharing your shots.
__________________


Ride. Good.


2003 ST1300ABS
2008 Versys
IBA 59868
Reading Material: motobones.com
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 01-16-2013, 12:09 PM
fasteddiecopeman's Avatar
fasteddiecopeman fasteddiecopeman is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Kelowna, BC - summer; Florence, AZ - winter
Posts: 6,634
Default

Bones - how about getting out your telephoto and capturing one of the peregrine?
__________________
Ed

My KLR trip to Alaska, YT, NWT and BC in summer 2009
http://www.klr650.net/forums/showthread.php?t=69383

My Versys trip to D2D 2013, and Alaska, June '13
http://www.kawasakiversys.com/forums...ad.php?t=33153
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 01-16-2013, 12:59 PM
Bones's Avatar
Bones Bones is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: western Massachusetts
Posts: 1,801
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by fasteddiecopeman View Post
Bones - how about getting out your telephoto and capturing one of the peregrine?
Funny you mention that, I am planning to do so. Need a reason to go downtown, which I should have in a few days.
__________________


Ride. Good.


2003 ST1300ABS
2008 Versys
IBA 59868
Reading Material: motobones.com
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 01-16-2013, 02:27 PM
tom edison's Avatar
tom edison tom edison is offline
Member
 
2011 Kawasaki 2011 Versys
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Skagit Co. WA
Posts: 167
Default A few from today

Such great clear weather we're having (cold though)!
I walked back out this morning with my 300mm lens
for some closer views.
a blend of three photo's



a possible family, the young one on the right







not as bad as it looks, they both flew away







Bones I'll look forward to seeing your peregrine or any other scenes from
New England.
__________________
Ride while you can
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 01-16-2013, 04:27 PM
Bones's Avatar
Bones Bones is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: western Massachusetts
Posts: 1,801
Default

These are great, Tom. I took some shots of an eagle pair doing courtship aerobatics in fall 2011. I was at a football game taking photos of my daughter, who's on the cheerleading squad, when I saw the eagles. I started shooting with my long lens pointing straight up. Some other parents asked what I was doing. I told them the eagles up there were sizing up each other as potential mates. "Oooooh, look!" "Hey look up there!" Pretty soon even the kids were looking. They were way up there but a couple shots were good enough to end up in the paper. I will post some of those shots after supper.
__________________


Ride. Good.


2003 ST1300ABS
2008 Versys
IBA 59868
Reading Material: motobones.com

Last edited by Bones; 01-16-2013 at 04:41 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 01-16-2013, 04:40 PM
Bones's Avatar
Bones Bones is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: western Massachusetts
Posts: 1,801
Default

Here are those eagle shots. Would have been nice if they were flying closer to the ground, but the way they were darting about I'm sure they wanted to stay high above anything they might hit. These were taken with a 250mm lens.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	Eagles03 (Large).jpg
Views:	42
Size:	13.7 KB
ID:	16620   Click image for larger version

Name:	Eagles04 (Large).jpg
Views:	31
Size:	14.5 KB
ID:	16621   Click image for larger version

Name:	Eagles05 (Large).jpg
Views:	38
Size:	13.8 KB
ID:	16622   Click image for larger version

Name:	Eagles 07.jpg
Views:	40
Size:	17.1 KB
ID:	16623  
__________________


Ride. Good.


2003 ST1300ABS
2008 Versys
IBA 59868
Reading Material: motobones.com
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 01-16-2013, 11:14 PM
ST/SV's Avatar
ST/SV ST/SV is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Posts: 50
Default

I'm a big fan of the prey birds also. I've actually seen an eagle 2 times while out in my boat way down here on Lake Livingston just north of Houston. Both times they were swooping down on the water for fish. I have about 4 bird feeders in my backyard here near downtown Houston and the hawks hang around my house for an easy kill. One day I heard a commotion while in the garage, walked out the door and this huge hawk about the size of an eagle was sitting on the ground with his fresh kill, I startled him and he left me with the dead pigeon. Another day when I got home from work I got out of my truck and feathers were coming down out of the tree next to me, I looked up and a hawk was pulling the feathers off of a dove he had just grabbed. I've now seen that numerous times. Almost daily in the late afternoon the doves will get ready to roost in my trees and something startles them, I look up and a hawk is doing a fly-by.
__________________
-- Larry --
2012 Kawasaki Ninja 1000
2008 Kawasaki Concours 14
2008 Yamaha Zuma
2004 Honda ST1300
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 01-16-2013, 11:58 PM
tom edison's Avatar
tom edison tom edison is offline
Member
 
2011 Kawasaki 2011 Versys
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Skagit Co. WA
Posts: 167
Default

Nice shot's bones. I have a couple of eagle stories from when I worked at a floating logging camp in Alaska. I saw two eagles doing their mating game one day. they rose to a high altitude, coupled and did a free fall until they near the ground before breaking away. Another time after work I was relaxing and enjoying the scenery in the cove we were tied up in. An eagle hit the water before me and started swimming to a small rock island. He drug up a large salmon, chewed it in half and flew off with half, returned and got the other half. Spectacular birds to watch. They are better fishermen than in- flight bird killers, tho they will fly into a large group of ducks and try to knock one down. Scavengers for the most part, they enjoy the ones the duck hunters wound an get away.
__________________
Ride while you can
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 01-17-2013, 06:09 AM
Bones's Avatar
Bones Bones is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: western Massachusetts
Posts: 1,801
Default

I had a close encounter with a bald eagle in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia. I was riding on a ridge along a lakeshore as it was getting dark. Something flashed by on my left and just ahead I saw the eagle alight in a pine tree that was growing up the ridge. I rolled off and stopped by the tree. The bird was right there only a couple feet higher than my head. We watched one another for several minutes, then it took off.
__________________


Ride. Good.


2003 ST1300ABS
2008 Versys
IBA 59868
Reading Material: motobones.com
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


Advertisements
All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:08 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Motorcycle News, Videos and Reviews
Honda Grom Forum Harley Davidson Forum Honda 600RR Kawasaki Forum Yamaha R6 Forum Yamaha FZ-09 Forum
1199 Panigale Forum Roadglide Forum Honda CBR1000 Forum Vulcan Forum Yamaha R1 Forum Yamaha R3 Forum
Ducati Monster Forum Harley Forums Honda CBR250R Forum ZX10R Forum Star Raider Forum Yamaha Viking Forum
Suzuki GSXR Forum V-Rod Forums Honda Shadow Forum Kawasaki Motorcycle Forum Star Warrior Forum KTM Duke 390 Forum
SV650 Forum BMW S1000RR Forum Honda Fury Forum Kawasaki Versys Forum Drag Racing Forum Ducati 899 Panigale Forum
Suzuki V-Strom BMW K1600 Triumph Forum Victory Forums Sportbikes BMW NineT Forum
Volusia Forum BMW F800 Forum Triumph 675 Forum MV Agusta Forum HD Street Forum Suzuki GW250 Forum
Yamaha Motorcycles Victory Gunner Forum Honda Vultus Forum HD LiveWire Forum