Learning the Ropes

It was a fantastic weather day at the Ridgefield NWR, today, Nov. 20, 2015.  And I couldn’t believe that in the first three minutes of beginning the auto tour route, I had seen five Bald Eagles in the air.  An hour later, I saw the same five birds again in a different spot.  I don’t think I’ve seen this many eagles at the refuge in one day.

Today’s image is of a very young Bald Eagle, which I found perched at the top of a tall tree.  After a few minutes of waiting, the bird flew and I caught this pose.

Canon 5D Mark III, 1/1600, f4, ISO 800, 500mm, 9:40 a.m.

It was a fantastic weather day at the Ridgefield NWR, today, Nov. 20, 2015.  And I couldn’t believe that in the first three minutes of beginning the auto tour route, I had seen five Bald Eagles in the air.  An hour later, I saw the same five birds again in a different spot.  I don’t think I’ve seen this many eagles at the refuge in one day.

Today’s image is of a very young Bald Eagle, which I found perched at the top of a tall tree.  After a few minutes of waiting, the bird flew and I caught this pose.

Canon 5D Mark III, 1/1600, f4, ISO 800, 500mm, 9:40 a.m.

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