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A couple of friends alerted me to an article in their hometown paper that told of a pair of Bald Eagles that had been sighted moving into an old Blue Heron nest.
My friend Dali and I headed over to check it out after we shot the Moonset in Pescadero.
When we arrived we spotted some finches in a tree and while shooting those I noticed a Bald Eagle high in the sky and coming our way. Dali spotted the other one off to the left.
They were far too high for my gear to get a photograph of them, but they looked beautiful soaring way up there in the blue sky.
They were flying south and I watched them until they were just tiny specks.
We also heard there is also a pair of Osprey living in this park so we scouted all around the lake and found a favorite perch and hunting spot of theirs.
He or she is flying over a part of the lake I’d seen it return to a couple of times.
I missed seeing it catch a trout earlier. It was obscured by trees and brush, but the sound was amazing. I won’t forget it.
We stayed for several hours but the Eagles didn’t return. We hope to get back here one day soon and see them.
I had to crop it in to get this view. My lens and TC combo are just not long enough.
Nikon D700|Nikkor 80-200 @ 200mm + 1.4x TC| f8| 1/4000 sec| ISO 1600| Manual Mode| Tripod