June 17th Program Features Abbott Schindler

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After watching bald eaglets at Smith Rock State Park for several years, Abbott wanted to observe and photograph golden eaglets.

Supporting a Golden eagle study, Abbott has observed a Golden eagle nest since 2017. In 2018 he was watched an eaglet from shortly after it hatched until it fledged. The uniqueness of this 3-month experience included observing in a peaceful natural habitat from much closer than these birds are normally observed from. There were challenges and surprises as well as the opportunity to observe parent-eaglet interactions. During the program we’ll have a quick look at bald eagle development and then watch the eaglet’s physical and behavioral development and interactions with its parents, followed by plenty of time for Q&A. Bird photography is one of Abbott’s many areas of photography and interest in the natural world. Over the last decade he’s worked to get “close and personal” to birds, often photographing them from as close as 3-4 feet (he was farther from the eagles!).