You've got to get up pretty early
Updated: Feb 12
People often ask how I can possibly take so many pictures of the Bald Eagles of Centerport. The answer is simple- You wake before dawn and head out to where the eagles are most likely to be.
It may be dark and dreary outside, but you have to be ready. You never know when an eagle will swoop down into the harbor and catch a fish. Of course, you can also end up staring at an eagle in a pine tree for 3 hours and they don't move a muscle.
Even if it’s far away and dark, you keep pressing the shutter button. You feel like you just won the lottery!! You are all alone at the pond and an eagle is hunting right in front of you.
They may not be the best photos that you have ever taken. They may be noisy and blurry, but you don't care. There is a chance that one of those photos will be beautiful and you can share it with people who have never witnessed an eagle hunting!
You watch as she submerges herself in the water searching for the fish that only she can see.
She emerges triumphantly with her fish. She may have to fight to keep it.
She does not look worried.
She heads toward her favorite tree to eat her catch. As she does, she flies right over me shooting me a wink.