Fishhawk Lake--Keep Your Camera in Hand!
Yesterday while driving in Astoria, Oregon, I had just gone over a bridge when out of the corner of my eye, I saw something large swooping down towards an old pier sitting in the bay. I raced through the roundabout and pulled over, grabbing my camera.
A solitary bald eagle was quite a ways away and the sun was fading, so the light was poor, but I didn't have anything to lose so I just kept shooting into the sun. He landed.
As I tried different angles, suddenly, I saw another bird fly by towards the eagle.
Oh my gosh, it was a SECOND eagle! They were too far for clarity, but then the other one headed across the street, and I just followed with my lens. I got a few more shots even though it was moving really fast. Moving with it in sports mode, I did the best I could.
It was still exciting to simply SEE two bald eagles together and I had my camera in hand!
And be sure and check out Astoria, Oregon--I always get photo ops when I drive there from Fishhawk Lake.