After our walk at the Circle B Bar Reserve, Dyeyo suggested that we stop at Holloway Park to say hello to Herman’s eagles. Dyeyo really liked the two tiny babies that Herman photographed at the nest during one of his Eagle Watch trips a few weeks ago. So we headed out to see them ourselves…
This nest is best in afternoon sun. We were shooting straight into the late morning sun, so the light was really really bad. You can see Mom watching over the nest on the far left, and two tiny heads peeking up over the sides. (Look towards the middle, behind the branch, for Baby #1. Look at the far right of the next for Baby #2.)
I missed my Beast, who stayed at home due to the long hike at Circle B. I had to crop significantly to do a close-up of the eaglet.
It was a tough shoot, but it was so much fun to see the tiny birds. Babies are always great, and eagles are very special. It won’t be long before they are teetering over the edge of the nest, flapping their wings and learning to fly. They grow up so fast!
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Check out my Holloway Park page with more information about the location, map, website, photography tips, etc. It is archived by date so you can see my images from previous visits. Maybe you'll be inspired for your own trip!
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