Every time I visit Anchorage, Alaska, I make at least one trip out to Potter Marsh to see what birds are there. Last May I saw two pairs of very different bird species. Unfortunately, they were too far from the camera for photos with good detail. Nevertheless, I cropped the original images and worked hard in post processing to squeeze as much blood from these turnips as I could. This post displays the results.
Looking down from the boardwalk, I saw a pair of Green-winged Teals swimming in the nearby open patch of water. I was rather impressed by the colorful male.
Canon EOS 7D (600mm, f/8, 1/800 sec, ISO200)
Later, while at the east end of the boardwalk, I heard faint shrieking sounds above me. When I looked up, I spotted a pair of Bald Eagles flying far above me. A crop from the best shot I got is shown below. For some reason, the lower eagle seems to have a leaf stuck in its talons.
Canon EOS 7D (600mm, f/7.1, 1/2500 sec, ISO400)
I am amazed by the variety of birds at Potter Marsh every time I visit. The 1,550-ft boardwalk certainly makes it convenient for visitors who wish to photograph or simply watch the bird life there.
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