He came on the first day of Spring. Saturday, March 20, 2010. He sat up in this tree next door to our house, right in town, for two+ hours that I know of. We spotted him at about 8:30am and I took pictures until 10:45. I have no idea how long he'd been there before we saw him. He was completely unconcerned with cars driving down the street, dogs barking, or the nutty woman from next door, clicking away while walking toward him, under him, behind him, across from him. A main, two-lane highway is 2 blocks from our street, as the eagle flies, and I think he'd been eating road-kill, then simply flew to a nearby tree to rest and digest for a while. We see a lot of American Bald Eagles in our area all year-round but not too often right in town and not for over 2 hours. It was a glorious gift from God on a beautiful spring day.
Nikon D60; f/8; 1/250 sec; (Aperture Priority); ISO 100; Focal length 155mm
Amy April 11, 2010