As Long as I'm on About Birds
This morning I went along with my husband when he ran some errands. On the way back I spotted a flock of crows harassing a large, light-headed bird in a tree. I had brought my camera along, so:
It was a long way away and I was shooting into the low-angle November sun. I zoomed in as much as I could, then used my photo editor to crop the shot.
But it looks like a bald eagle, Haliaeetus leucocephalus, to me!
Other birds I saw but didn't manage to photograph on this morning's little jaunt were three sandhill cranes and a flock of wild turkeys.
If I could only get one picture . . .
Edited to add this map of where the eagle was. (Click for larger version.)
We were following the curve of the road around, and I took the picture aiming south. There is a gravel pit that has filled with water just northeast of the intersection, and a creek southwest of it. I spotted the crows and the eagle as we drove north, and my husband stopped after he went around the curve so I could try to get a picture.