Sunday, February 17, 2013

A Bald Eagle Surveys Our Lake Work

Yesterday afternoon at Lake Kittamaqundi: Trying out the zoom on a secondhand camera, I trained it on what I thought was a large vulture in a tree on the other side of the lake. The distinctive white head of a mature bald eagle came into view, and I stood there for about 10 minutes snapping shots and trying to keep the subject in frame until it flew away beyond the north end of the lake. Bald eagles have been seen around this lake before, and you will find better images on the net, but this was my first time spotting one here.

In spite of utility work, dredging, construction and repairs happening around the lake, it's been too easy to point the camera in certain directions to present a virtual wilderness paradise. Here's what our eagle visitor might have seen if it was looking towards the Lakefront yesterday. Clyde's and the affiliated Tomato Palace next door have begun remodeling; docks are undergoing repairs.

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