Bald Eagles From Blackwater NWR

Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge has some of the largest concentrations of Bald Eagles in the Northeast in the Winter months. Also the largest breeding populations of Bald Eagles north of Florida. The Refuge is over 28,000 acres with a Wildlife Drive and multiple trails. The main photo areas would be on the Wildlife Drive, multiple trails off or near the Wildlife Drive or The Tubman Road Trail. There are roads running through the Refuge, but they frown on people stopping to photograph because they are busy roads with no spots to stop unless you are on a bike. But you can drive through and see the Eagles flying or in the trees. Plus quite a few Eagle nests plus other birds, etc. On these I removed a few branches that were distracting. Shot with a Canon 1D MkIV and a 400mm f/4 DO lens w/ a 1.4X series III Teleconverter, handheld.

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6 Comments on “Bald Eagles From Blackwater NWR

  1. Actually I think there were more about 10 years ago. Then they seemed to dwindle for a while but I think there are more now then a few years ago. It also depends on the season. The largest amount are late fall to early spring. A lot go back to Canada during the summer months from what I was told. But then the Ospreys come back to make up for it! One year we even saw a Golden Eagle at Blackwater. It is also fun to watch Eagles going after Ospreys once they catch a fish.

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