In Search of Bald Eagles

Recently, a friend shared beautiful pictures of bald eagles that she took along the Narraguagus River. I confess, I was a little envious. I’d driven past this stretch of the river many times without a single sighting. So the last couple of weeks I took special care to scan the trees along the river in Cherryfield when over in that direction. On Sunday morning, Hannah and I took a drive to scope out the scene. She spotted him first – sitting majestically in a tree. I pulled to the side of the road, plucked up my camera and started shooting. Only to discover that there was no memory card in the camera! Ugh! I snapped a couple of iPhone photos that were so grainy, they were worthless. As we watched, he left his perch, swooped down and plucked a fish from the river.

(Click on images for a larger view.)

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I returned to the scene on Monday, and there he was!

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Perched in the tallest tree.

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A bird’s eye view of a thawed section of the river.

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And then a bird’s eye view of me. He did an about face on the branch to keep an eye on me as I parked on the side of the road.

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The day was overcast and the lighting dim – not the best shooting conditions, but I am excited to have spotted him and captured him on camera.

Guess you know where I’ll be next weekend!

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3 Responses to In Search of Bald Eagles

  1. Lisa Taylor says:

    Your pictures are great! Are you familiar with the Decorah Eagles? I spend many hours watching them (Mom and Dad) on the Raptor Resource Project nest cam. They’re incubating three eggs and the first should be hatching in very early April. Here is the link: http://www.ustream.tv/decoraheagles
    Lots of great info and nice folks there in chat too.
    I’m known as “kayak scout”, if you join, give me a shout out.

  2. Helen says:

    GREAT photos!

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