The last couple of times I visited cape Cod I took quite a few photos. I decided to divide them out into four posts:
The post is hawks and eagles.
Early on Saturday afternoon I decided to do a walk down at Bell’s Neck Conservation area in Harwich. The parking near the herring flume is less than a mile from my cottage, though I parked at the bike path and did a slightly longer walk. As I was getting in my car to leave, a red tailed hawk flew over. I see them a lot, but still can’t get enough of them.
When I made to the flume and damn, I saw another red tail fly over, so I took some more photos.
After the hawk disappeared, I sat and watched down Herring river. Suddenly a huge shape rose off of one of the banks. It soon became obvious that it was an eagle. This was the first time I had seen an eagle on Cape Cod! I took some photos. Look closely at this photo. Do you notice what it is carrying? Perhaps the reason it was on the water….
After a while the eagle landed. It was a distance, so I was going to follow the path across the river from it to get closer. Before I went very far, something caught my eye. Another eagle! The eagle buzzed the first one, which took off.
This is the first photo I took of the two of them. Notice the third bird in the photo? That’s an osprey. An osprey has a six foot wing span. Notice how small it looks? Eagles are massive!
Here they are fighting.
And here they are as they flew off after the fight. Notice the one still has a fish!
If you are curious, these are immature Bald Eagles. Their heads and tails will become white as they age.
Below are some of the best photos from these birds. As usual, click on a photo for more detail. Once you click on one, you can scroll through them. I hope you enjoy!