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Old 04-04-2019, 04:04 PM   #1
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Nesting pair have been the Woodlands for many years. Two eaglets were hatched Christmas day and they have fledged. A few shots for January to now.

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Mom is larger and has a white tuft on her chest. She is not around alot these days.



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Old 04-04-2019, 04:06 PM   #2
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Nice shots.

Are you taking these shots near Hugh's Landing? I've think I've seen the male a few times perched in a pine tree over there with people taking pictures.
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Old 04-04-2019, 04:07 PM   #3
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Man... Awesome pics!
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Old 04-04-2019, 04:10 PM   #4
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Awesome photos!
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Old 04-04-2019, 04:13 PM   #5
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Old 04-04-2019, 04:35 PM   #6
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Nice shots.

Are you taking these shots near Hugh's Landing? I've think I've seen the male a few times perched in a pine tree over there with people taking pictures.
Yes, I am. The nest is across the street from the Loft church. I've been down about 4 times this season.

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Old 04-06-2019, 10:47 AM   #7
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Awesome work man! Pin sharp!
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Old 04-06-2019, 12:30 PM   #8
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More great work Bill!


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Old 04-06-2019, 03:15 PM   #9
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Yes, I am. The nest is across the street from the Loft church. I've been down about 4 times this season.







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Very cool! Thanks for the info, I'd love to go check them out. Do you mind if I ask where you setup to get the pics? I assume they're north of Lake Front Circle?
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Awesome work man! Pin sharp!
Tyler, appreciate your comment.

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Thanks, Stephen.

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Very cool! Thanks for the info, I'd love to go check them out. Do you mind if I ask where you setup to get the pics? I assume they're north of Lake Front Circle?
As far as setting up, its where the eagles happen to be hanging out. They are really moving around now and will likely be gone in another week or so. Parking lot between the Loft church and the Methodist school is where people park. I never thought about the direction and would have thought west but it is north. There is a patch of woods next to the parking garage. That's where the nest is. Go to that parking lot and you will see cameras.
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Thanks, Stephen.


As far as setting up, its where the eagles happen to be hanging out. They are really moving around now and will likely be gone in another week or so. Parking lot between the Loft church and the Methodist school is where people park. I never thought about the direction and would have thought west but it is north. There is a patch of woods next to the parking garage. That's where the nest is. Go to that parking lot and you will see cameras.
Thanks again Bill - I've got some time this week, if the weather cooperates I'll head out there one day and check it out.
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Old 04-06-2019, 04:53 PM   #12
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Thanks again Bill - I've got some time this week, if the weather cooperates I'll head out there one day and check it out.
I'm thinking of making one more trip down there this season. I thought some of these pics would be the last of this bunch but I'll likely attempt a go down there on Tuesday.
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Old 04-09-2019, 04:44 PM   #13
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Oh man those are some beautiful birds. Very nice pics!
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Old 04-09-2019, 08:09 PM   #14
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I'm thinking of making one more trip down there this season. I thought some of these pics would be the last of this bunch but I'll likely attempt a go down there on Tuesday.
Did you make it down today, Bill? I got tied up, going to try again tomorrow.
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Old 04-10-2019, 07:07 AM   #15
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Oh man those are some beautiful birds. Very nice pics!
Thanks, appreciated.

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Did you make it down today, Bill? I got tied up, going to try again tomorrow.
Ended up not going and likely won't go back this season now. Birds are ranging further and aren't far from going out completely independent of mom and dad. They are fishing for themselves now according to some. Get there soon or you will end up missing them this go-round.
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Old 04-10-2019, 09:44 AM   #16
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I’m here - no sign of anything yet.

Also no other cameras but me. Maybe they know something I don’t. lol

I’ll keep an eye out for a little longer and see if anything pops up.
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Old 04-10-2019, 09:46 AM   #17
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Great pictures, I saw those birds near Hughes Landing about a month ago.
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Old 04-10-2019, 10:06 AM   #18
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Nice work, Bill!!! Handsome birds captured perfectly.
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Old 04-10-2019, 10:40 AM   #19
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I’m here - no sign of anything yet.

Also no other cameras but me. Maybe they know something I don’t. lol

I’ll keep an eye out for a little longer and see if anything pops up.
Yeh, they (photogs) may not come until later. Look toward the church school across from the Loft. Also, they have been hanging out around the drainage behind the loft where the volleyball courts are.

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Great pictures, I saw those birds near Hughes Landing about a month ago.
They would have been present all the time then, the young ones anyway.

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Casey, thank you. I appreciate you looking and commenting.
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Old 04-10-2019, 11:41 AM   #20
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No sightings today, had to run. Did meet a couple nice guys out there looking to take some pics as well. Thanks again for the tips Bill.
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Old 04-10-2019, 11:51 AM   #21
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I think this is the same pair in the Woodlands .Name:  IMG_2349.jpg
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Old 04-10-2019, 12:03 PM   #22
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Those photos are outstanding. I was driving through Hughes Landing last week and saw three people set up taking pictures. I looked back that direction but didn't see anything, maybe this was it.
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Old 04-10-2019, 12:41 PM   #23
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No sightings today, had to run. Did meet a couple nice guys out there looking to take some pics as well. Thanks again for the tips Bill.
They'll wait most of the day also.
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Joe, yes it is. That is the protected nest that has been there many years. They touch up/repair every year when it's time to lay the eggs.

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Those photos are outstanding. I was driving through Hughes Landing last week and saw three people set up taking pictures. I looked back that direction but didn't see anything, maybe this was it.
That is what they were doing I'd guarantee it.
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I would love to have a framed copy of number 2. Do you do that?
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Old 04-10-2019, 02:43 PM   #25
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I would love to have a framed copy of number 2. Do you do that?
I don't frame but I do sell if you are interested. Go to the link below, bottom right corner.

https://billmorris.smugmug.com/Beaut...rs/i-5DQ6vSC/A
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Old 04-10-2019, 03:37 PM   #26
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I don't frame but I do sell if you are interested. Go to the link below, bottom right corner.

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Oh my...couldn't we have limited it to just one?
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Old 04-10-2019, 04:44 PM   #27
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Oh my...couldn't we have limited it to just one?
The link was to the one you asked about. Did you peek inside?
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No sightings today, had to run. Did meet a couple nice guys out there looking to take some pics as well. Thanks again for the tips Bill.
I believe the window is rapidly closing according to what I'm reading in a group on FB. The youngsters were spotted flying over Lake Woodlands Parkway today, likely headed to the lake. They will likely not be staying in the nest area much longer.
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Great shots! Birds of prey are amazing animals!
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Yes, I am. The nest is across the street from the Loft church. I've been down about 4 times this season.







Thanks very much for the comments.
Good pics. I have no idea on the zoology of these animals but there has been a nesting pair on the lake for almost 2 decades now. I assume these adults were born on the lake and those chicks could be great grandchildren. If you have to live in town it doesn’t get much better than The Woodlands, we are blessed by nature.

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The link was to the one you asked about. Did you peek inside?
I did peek and Iím off in a different direction now! We moved in to a new house two years ago and we are still decorating. We sold everything with the last house and started over. I will make up my mind tomorrow on which one itís going to be! They are all beautiful!
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Old 04-12-2019, 10:58 AM   #32
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I’m here now. One of the babies is in the nest. He keeps popping his head up.
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Bill, I didn't see where you mentioned the gear you used. Can you share that bit of info?
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Bill, I didn't see where you mentioned the gear you used. Can you share that bit of info?
The first two are with the Sony a7RIII and FE 100-400. The rest are with a Nikon D500 and Tamron 150-600 G2.
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Edit - pic deleted.

Not sure why my photos look so grainy when I host them on TBH.
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Not sure why my photos look so grainy when I host them on TBH.
I didn't see it. They are pretty much other places these days.
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Pic hosting test....


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Nice double of the youngsters. Hearing they aren't around much anymore.
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