Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus)
It's not often I see a bald eagle so even though the light wasn't good - the sky looks bluish here but behind me to the south, thick clouds were nearly obscuring the sun - I was tempted to try to capture this regal bird hunting over Lake Simcoe.
I kept hoping it would fly a lot, LOT closer...and it almost did, but instead decided to land in a tree far, far away from where I was standing. This photo is severely cropped which makes it appear even more out of focus, but it is PROOF that I did indeed see a bald eagle last Monday.
The hunting ground (water) below
The eagle was hunting for water fowl. It flew low but many of the birds scattered. While I was there the hunter didn't catch anything.
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