Wednesday, February 27, 2008


Okay, it’s not an ‘eagle cam’ as in moving pictures, but an ‘eagle cam’ as in a camera taking still photos of eagles. This particular camera is attached to a spotting scope, which is in turn is trained on the nest. The set-up provides for almost immediate shutter command. Of course there is the little delay of turning on the camera, adjusting it to manual focus and then setting the timer. Once that is accomplished, then finally, the coup de grâce, the moment when the magic happens at the touch of a button and—the shutter snaps. With the delay timer, sometimes it hits and sometimes it misses. Such is the life of a digital setup as it is.

Above is a photo of the eagle's nest that belongs to the pair of eagles I've been writing about.

This juvenile bald eagle rested on the branch of the Douglas fir tree to take in a bit of sunny warmth and to dry out from a likely plunge in the water after some prey. (I’m still getting used to what a 10x zoom digital camera can capture.) One more shot below...

Here's looking at you, kid...


  1. How exciting to be able to take pix of the nest. You're a genuine eagle paparazzo now!

    Those shots of the roosting juvenile are really something, too. Love your blog! :)

  2. Hearing a shutter snap is like music to my ears...

    Thanks for the good words on my blog. Coming from a pro like you means a lot. Thanks!


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