Last May in Anchorage, Alaska, we made our usual visit to Potter Marsh. When I reached the eastern terminus of the boardwalk, another visitor with binoculars told me she had been watching a pair of Bald Eagles in the distant trees to our east. They were far enough away that I initially had a hard time locating them with my naked eye. Once I did, my trusty Tamron lens was able to capture the pair on camera. (Later measurements on Google Earth placed these trees about 250 yards from the boardwalk.)
Canon EOS 7D (428mm, f/8, 1/800 sec, ISO1250)
I don’t know if they had a tiff or what, but soon one of the eagles dropped to a lower branch of the tree. Below is a crop from another shot taken while they were separated.
Canon EOS 7D (600mm, f/6.3, 1/500 sec, ISO400)
When I turned my head toward some other trees to the north, I saw the nest shown below. I am not absolutely certain it belonged to the eagles in the preceding photos because I never saw them fly to or from the nest. However, its close proximity to the eagles was suggestive.
Canon EOS 7D (600mm, f/8, 1/800 sec, ISO1600)
Potter Marsh always seems to have avian surprises like this. That is why we stop there at least once during every trip to Anchorage .
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