Bald Eagle Talent Contest – Oct. 9th, 2014

A few days ago, a pair of bald eagles appeared in one of the recently vacated osprey nests on the edge of Barnegat Bay, (Ocean County) New Jersey.  As seen from a few hundred yards offshore, they apparently were playing ‘one up-manship,’ although I have no idea of what their gender was. (?!) For the captions, the “wife” is initially in the nest, with the “husband” on the perch. 

Thanks for viewing, and comments are always welcome 🙂

This post contains 18 relatively hi res images, so you can click or finger stretch to see better, or if short on time, simply browse the images. 

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Wife:   “I stand in this nest facing south”

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W:   “And now, I’m facing north!”                         Husband:   “Boring!”

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W:   “And, Now, I’m facing west!!!”                  H:   “Whooo! Soo talented!!! Now, WATCH THIS….”

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                                                                           Wife:   “Ahhhhhh! ”                    “H:   “BOO!”                                                          

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H:   “First Step – ‘Walk this Way!’ “

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H:   “Second Step – ‘Ready for Liftoff!’ “

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H:   “Third Step – ‘Ahhh such form…!’ “

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H:   “Fourth Step –  ‘Touchdown with style!’ ”                    W:   “Jerk!”

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H:   “What did you say?”

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H:   “Like, you could do it BETTER?????”

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W:   “You’re an idiot!”

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                                                    H:   (Shocked!!!)           W:   (Looks away, unapologetically.)                                                                                                                                                              

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W:   (Planning her  response….)

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W:   “With graceful agility, I gently levitate.”

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             H:   (He looks away, pretends not to see.)          W:   “Yes, I NAILED IT!!

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      H:   “Hmmph! ”        W:   (Takes a bow!)

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W:   (With the antics of the morning over…)   “…Who’s that guy out there in the boat?”

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14 Responses to Bald Eagle Talent Contest – Oct. 9th, 2014

  1. Maggie Beck says:

    Fantastic captures, M! The series is wonderful, and your captions perfect!

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  2. disperser says:

    Very few speak Eagle . . . Nice photos.

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  3. judy says:

    Love your captions!! What a wonderful find. I’ve seen them close up at rescue meetings but yet to see one in nature. They are just beautiful and I was amazed how big they are the first time I saw one.

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  4. Anonymous says:

    Great pics. Glad to see. Love the captions

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  5. Sherri says:

    Haha…love this M. Great photos and love the very last one…all forgotten and onto the next thing. Great post 🙂

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    • mvschulze says:

      Thanks. Right spot, right subjects – a lot of good luck. It’s funny, I almost believe the captions I hear in my head. The patient, non-chalant expression of the “wife,” after the “husband” ‘tries to scare her, and he gallantly walks over and flies up to the left perch – is absolutly precious. M 🙂

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  6. Sartenada says:

    Gorgeous photos and text which You added to photos – good combination.

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  7. Gill McGrath says:

    your eagleeze is very good & smashing photos 🙂

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