Thursday, February 7, 2008

Eagles and Ducks....

Like the blue jay shot last month, I was packed up and heading back to the vehicle when I saw this merganser fishing in the river. I put my camera on the tripod and every time it would dive under the water I jogged a little closer. I made it right up to the river bank. At one point it came up with a fish but I didn't have the lens pointed in the right direction, every time it went down I didn't know where it would come up. After it had its fish breakfast it just floated around and I was able to grab some shots.
Here's a link to a Maine bald eagle nest cam, they should be starting to work on the nest any day now. For the past two years the female has laid eggs by early March. Last year they lost the chicks because of a bad storm in April but the year before it was interesting to watch the parents raise the young until they fledged.

1 comment:

Sandpiper said...

You have some really good pictures here. I was born in Maine and still have family up there. I'm in CT now, but still go up there to visit. Gorgeous countryside.