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Amy approaches the eagle who just caught a fish, then landed to eat it

Getting closer

Watching lunch

Lunchtime for eagle

Closeup

Gack!

The peoples are so far away

Surveillance

Spot the baby

Adolescent pretty close to home

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heron in flight

Shenandoah (with floaters)

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the peeps

Last eagle

Eagles and Econolines: The Shenandoah River in July

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Back in May we paid a visit to the eagles lining the Shenandoah just north of our house. They’ve all grown up and are now flying around. On our latest trip down the river (it flows north, so just how to put that is kinda tricky), we saw 7 eagles. A few of them were captured on film.

The day itself was majestic and crystal clear.

The Shenandoah River

All of the eagles’ nests we know how to find along the route (three) were empty this trip, but there were lots of eagles flying around up and down the river.

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the view

spot the eagle

Oh and we ran across an Econoline 360 too. No doubt left by the big 2018 flood. This is perfect for our friend TC Boyle.

Econoline in the river

Amy paddled over to check it out

But really, the eagles.

turns out there were two in this tree

fly away

Sweet Sycamore Cradles Both Eagles and the Moon.

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On this day I knew the shot, the reason I brought my camera on the expedition. The day before there was a magnificent scene of the moon high over an eagles nest along the river. I wanted to capture it on “film.” This next day, I got that shot, but did not. Over the 24 hours the moon had moved more than I knew, and was beyond the nest when I arrived at the spot shown in the last photo here. That was good luck! I took photos of this and more, and as I headed home an eagle soared over me, and as I turned to watch, did 3 large 360’s over the *other* nest mounted along the river nearby. The eagle drew me back to a high perch above the nest and tree to take the first 2 photos here. It’s in there!

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moon moving to super, eagle nest 90′ high

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First River Run of 2015 with the Germans

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Three eagle’s nests were spotted (two new ones), including one being guarded by the parent eagles.

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New nest

New nest

The Shenandoah

The Shenandoah

Home territory

Home territory

Photo by Amy Barley

Photo by Amy Barley

Wait, what is that?!

Wait, what is that?!