Yukon Territory

Juvenile Bald Eagles near Whitehorse YT

21 June 2013 - Friday

Today I had some errands in Whitehorse and decided to visit the bluffs along Fish Lake Road and McIntyre Creek. It was a good morning for seeing these juvenile bald eagles.

The photo-shoot started out normal enough with some juvenile bald eagles overhead.

Juvenile Bald Eagle
Soaring overhead surveying the sights

Juvenile Bald Eagle
This juvenile bald eagle is diving towards another eagle

The action took a turn ... two of the juveniles began sparring in the air! These were quite a distance away and moving fast so my focus was a bit fuzzy.

Juvenile Bald Eagles
Hey, watch it!

Juvenile Bald Eagles
Which way is up?

Juvenile Bald Eagles
Take that!

Then a raven joined the fracas and harassed another juvenile bald eagle. The eagle simply tried to ignore the raven. Yet the raven matched every move of the eagle ...

Raven and Bald Eagle

Raven and Bald Eagle

Raven and Bald Eagle

Along the creek's edge, I noticed another juvenile patiently waiting for lunch to float by.

Bald Eagle

Bald Eagle

Then it was time to wrap up the morning's photo session and head home.
One last departing shot ...

Bald Eagle in flight

See more images of eagles:

- 26 April 2013 Golden Eagle along the Alaska Highway near Takhini River
- 02 May 2013 Bald Eagle eating its lunch (dead squirrel) in the Takhini Valley
- 02 May 2013 Bald Eagles at McIntyre Creek near Whitehorse