Bald Eagles on a Foggy Morning

Bald Eagle
Bald Eagle

Fogged in across the lake

Nowhere else was it foggy, but when I got to Montour Preserve, I found the lake completely fogged in.  After taking the trouble to load the kayak that morning, I decided to go for it.  The fog was bound to clear, wasn’t it?  And also there were two bald eagles waiting for me across the lake.  By the time I paddled across to them, the fog had lifted enough to get some decent pictures.  And there was something magical about slipping through the mist across the water, which I had all to myself.

Bald Eagle

Could be the pair that nested here this summer. Or two migrating through.

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Bald Eagle

And then there was one.

Bald Eagle

Around the bend on the other side of the lake, was the eagle that had flown away.

Bald Eagle

There he goes!

Bald Eagle

Bald Eagle

I’m SO glad I decided to put the boat into the foggy lake.  My heart soars with the eagle every time I see that 8′ wingspan!

Some cool facts about the Bald Eagle:

They are at the top of the food chain.

Immature eagles are a mixture of dark brown and white, with a black bill.  It takes 4 or 5 years for them to acquire a completely white head and tail.

An eagle may have an eye the size of a human’s, but it can see 4x better!

More info on the Bald Eagle can be found here.

Lauren Shaffer

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  • babsje

    Your foggy photo is so ethereal and lovely, beautifully done.

    • blackburnian7

      Thanks, Babsje. It was magical being out in the boat in the fog. So glad I decided not to turn around and go home!

      • babsje

        I bet you’re glad about that for sure! I’ve only seen a bald eagle in the wild twice, and neither time was I able to get the camera into position in time. In fact, on the second occasion I was foiled by my lens cap, lol. So I can imagine how happy you were that you didn’t leave too soon.

  • baxterbent

    Wow. I know how hard it is to get such clear shots. Beautiful.

    • blackburnian7

      So glad you enjoyed them! It really is a natural high to be able to paddle so close to an eagle and have it fly off in front of you.

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