2nd Day of Eagle Carrying Turtle to Nest

What are the chances? I went out on the rock again and an eagle brought a turtle back to the nest! I’m not sure the photos are any better, some clouds were passing through. I started out missing a beaver, then a green heron flew across in front of me and did a half circle but I never did get focus. Changed some settings and missed a kingfisher. Changed settings again and started to do better but couldn’t get shots of the orioles or anything I was seeing, so I ran back to the ramp, on around the point and started the drift over again down the south channel. I didn’t get a whole lot but then when I came to the eagles nest I knew where to pull over out of the strong current so my anchor would hold and it stop just in time to get the male eagle coming back with another turtle and this time I followed it all the way to the nest.

female eagle perched

female eagle perched

Eagle with green background

Eagle with green background

Eagle landing on perch

Eagle landing on perch

Eagle landing on perch

Eagle landing on perch

eagle chicks

eagle chicks

2 eagle chicks in nest

2 eagle chicks in nest

2 eagle chicks

2 eagle chicks

male eagle bringing a soft shelled turtle to nest

male eagle bringing a soft shelled turtle to nest

male eagle bringing a soft shelled turtle to nest

male eagle bringing a soft shelled turtle to nest

male eagle bringing a turtle to nest

male eagle bringing a turtle to nest

eagle bringing a turtle to nest

eagle bringing a turtle to nest

eagle showing off his turtle

eagle showing off his turtle

eagle turtle

eagle turtle

eagle bringing a turtle to nest

eagle bringing a turtle to nest

Male Eagle in nest with chicks

Male Eagle in nest with chicks

eagle fly over

eagle fly over

Eagle landing on perch

Eagle landing on perch

eagle chick

eagle chick

eagle flying by green tree

eagle flying by green tree

eagle flying by eagle in tree

eagle flying by eagle in tree

eagle flying

eagle flying

eagle flying

eagle flying

eagle flying

eagle flying

eagle flying

eagle flying

About Dave Tackett

Dave Tackett is from Sterling Illinois. An avid fisherman since childhood, he has fished all over the Midwest, mainly the Mississippi River pools 8-19. His home waters are pools 13 & 14. After fishing Bass tournaments for many years, he gave it up to fish for Walleye year round. He now guides and fishes for fun. He likes to take photos of the scenic places he visits on the river and likes to keep a video camera running to get footage for his Walleye DVDs. Photography is now where he most of his time working, using professional DSLR cameras and lens. These photos include landscape around the Mississippi River and the Rock River, river birds like eagles heron, egrets etc.
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