Lock & Dam 14 Bald Eagles

Bald Eagles

I had heard about this spot for viewing eagles so on a recent trip back from the Windy City, I stopped for a look. I was not disappointed! I am still processing images from the afternoon and hope to be able to expand the flight sequence for the mature bald eagle shown below.

Update: Second flight sequence added. For a full view of any image, just click on it and you will view an optimized web version.

Lake Chatfield Hawks

Red Tail Hawks

Many thanks to the FB group Front Range Wildlife Photographers for their patience in helping me identify these as immature Red Tail Hawks. The significant characteristics are the naked tarsus, chest banding, striped tail, and the dark patch on the leading edge of the wing. Again, the location for these sightings was Lake Chatfield State Park. Click through on an image for a full size complete with EXIF data.

The geese are just for fun. Their take off over the fields against the Colorado blue sky struck me. While a common site around here, I still enjoy the view.Tony Lazzari, Photographer

Eagle Flight

Sometimes you skip over an image when reviewing the days captures, then something draws you back to a particular one. The coloring and position of this majestic bird seemed to call for more attention. A bit of Lightroom and PSCC touch up and cropping yielded this. Comments appreciated.

Click on image for full size view and EXIF information.

Raptors

Raptors near Roxborough Park

Images from Lake Chatfield and northwest Douglas County, southwest of Denver Colorado. I am still learning to id the various raptors and am very grateful to the folks over at Front Range Wildlife Photographers on FB.They are very generous in sharing their expertise.