Eagle – Flushed
December 11, 2014
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Made a recent trip to see the Pearland, Texas eagles. I believe the female was sitting on eggs. She made no attempt to get up Until…. The United States Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) recommends that active nest sites not be approached beyond a distance of 330 feet. There are posted signs not to be crossed. Well, a guy was walking his dog (unleashed) along the fence line in the direction of the nest. I could tell the eagle was concerned as she gave full focus in that direction. The dog was almost to the nest when the owner called the dog to return and walk back. It was too close and too late. The eagle flushed. It made a wide circle as it came back to the nest.
Nikon D4, 500mm + 1.7tc, f/6.7, 1/1000, ISO 250