A Bald Eagle in Our Neighborhood

Yesterday was very cold and windy and efforts to photograph birds meant immediately dealing with frozen fingers.

The highlight was being in the right place at the right time to get acceptable pics of an immature Bald Eagle as it flew along the river just a mile and a half from our house. We’ve seen a number a eagles in this area but this was the first time we were able to get a picture. This one may have been looking for an unsuspecting duck.

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Immature Bald Eagle over the Scioto River below Griggs Dam, Canon DSLR with Sigma 150-500 mm lens

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Immature Bald Eagle, study 2

In addition to the eagle, we were able to get some reasonable shots of waterfowl along the river.

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Common Mergansers, Scioto River below Griggs Dam, Canon DSLR with Sigma 150-500 mm lens

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Goldeneyes, male and female, Canon DSLR with Sigma 150-500 mm lens

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Male Common Mergansers, Canon DSLR with Sigma 150-500 mm lens

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Black Ducks hiding, Canon DSLR with Sigma 150-500 mm lens

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Red-bellied Woodpecker, Canon DSLR with Sigma 150-500 mm lens

When we arrived home a Coopers Hawk was sunning itself near our bird feeder.

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Coopers Hawk, Canon SX40

Today it was a balmy 45 F and very comfortable but for some reason the birds were a little harder to find. But a few good pics were obtained.

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Common Merganser. Included for comparison with the pics taken with a Canon DLSR and a Sigma 150-500 lens. No tripod is being used just trees for additional support if available.

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Female Downy Woodpecker, Griggs Park, Canon SX40.

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Downy Woodpecker, Griggs Park, Canon SX40

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