We only got out twice last week, and Tuesday was very quiet. The only bird at all interesting that we saw then was the Belted Kingfisher, and he wanted to hide behind clusters of leaves.

On Friday, however, on our way back to the trucks, we spotted an eagle in the usual perch about half a mile north of us. I started taking pictures at that distance, fearing he would take off before we got in good position.

Eventually, We got right across the river from the eagle, out about 145 yards from it. I started wading across rivulets about three inches deep to get closer, and got to within about 40 yards of the eagle. He was pretty cooperative and stayed in position for about three minutes while I got these photos, then he took off.
I suspect all eagles in the area will head north in the next couple of weeks with our warm spring-like weather, but we shall see.

Three pretty fair pictures of a large Great Blue Heron in flight fill out the collection.

s-Belted Kingfisher s-Bald Eagle2 s-Bald Eagle3 s-Bald Eagle5 s-GBH Flying s-GBH Flying2

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