No Great Grays…Not even a Hawk Owl up in the Sax-Zim Bog. I did sit near the deer rib cage on Admiral Road and photographed a few Gray Jays and some Common Redpolls. With the last light of day dissolving in the west, I made a pass down Stone Lake Road. And here I found one of those cooperative Bald Eagles that you happen upon occasionally, patiently waiting above an open stretch of stream. I pulled over, rolled the window half way down and started shooting. Of course, I have dozens of eagle shots sitting on a perch…Nice images but boring. I decided to put on the 1.4 tele-extender and get even closer. Just then the eagle broke into a big yawn. I snapped away. The resulting photo looks like a fierce screaming eagle…but now you know the real story!

Canon XTi, braced on car window, f8 at 1/800, ISO 400

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