I've been trying to find info on this, but it seems to be a bit elusive. Between my house and office (about 4 miles of largely unpopulated area) I see Bald Eagles regularly. In fact, today we say three BE's and 2 that we thought were golden (but may have been juveniles.) They hang around a lot this time of year, though we see them year round, too. So, it seems every time I bring my gear to work with me the birds are nowhere to be seen (good old uncle murphy stepping in again.) I can't seem to find a pattern to their behavior and though they appear to enjoy hunting in the fields nearby, I've never seen one with a catch (though we do see the hawks regularly snag rabbits, prairie dogs and snakes.)
What is the catch to finding these guys? Are there certain times of day they tend to hunt? They are magnificent to watch as they fly past my office window, or fly over head while we're eating lunch on the patio at work and I would love to take a crack at getting some BIF shots since they fly around for 10-20 minutes when we do see them.
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