Avian hunters II

Yesterday’s post caught an eagle near Dungeness Recreation Area after a nearby field was hayed. Here’s another next to a freshly hayed field. It was one of several that hunted as haying equipment cut down tall field grasses.

Farmers begin haying in June and work long hours through the summer cutting hay, baling, and moving it to storage. Eagles pay serious attention to their work habits.

9 thoughts on “Avian hunters II”

  1. Once in a great while, one might see a Bald Eagle around here. We just don’t have the food supply to support a large population. Hawks, Ospreys, Falcons are seen more often and of course the ever present Turkey Vulture (from Apr il to November, at least).
    On our May trip to the Olympic Peninsula we saw so many Bald Eagles. One flew down and landed right in front of us to avoid some pesky little birds trying to chase it off.
    Looking forward to seeing more Sequim eagles and wildlife when we visit Sequim for a few days in min-September.

  2. A great photo of a beautiful bird. I think he is waiting for lunch now the hay is cut and the prospects are easier to find. Where I used to live near Wenatchee we had a lot of Golden eagles. We are so fortunate to have so many kinds of birds to enjoy here in the Pacific NW.

  3. I didn’t know you had started posting! Shannon said in her last post that you would start on the 25th, so I checked today just to make sure I had that date right and there you were! Your pictures are great, they will be a wonderful way to get my Sequim “fix” from here in Iowa. Sequim is our retirement destination, but we are still a couple of years away from that. In the meantime, we will have to make do with your pictures, the Sequim Gazette, and an annual business. Thank you for your commitment to sharing such a beautiful place!

  4. WOW, what a fantastic shot! Guess I failed to check the site yesterday – how negligent on my part:)) This is a Grand Prize winner.

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