The Roving Photographer


A Skunking

Two trips up to the park where the eagles have been hanging out yielded the photo above. Yep, it was a skunking. Saturday morning was cold, and despite waiting an hour & a half, the single eagle never left her perch. Got to talking to another photog up there seemed to have a good deal of eagle experience; he said it was too cold for her to fly yet. Another hour with the sun up and maybe we’d have gotten something, but our time was limited and breakfast (and a heater) were calling.

Returned on Sunday afternoon for another try, hoping that the later hour and warmer day would yield better results. Nope. After another hour I hadn’t taken a single photo – there was nothing to shoot. No sign of the eagles, or any waterfowl, or even a crow. It was a royal skunking.

Oh well, sometimes it happens that way. It’s likely they’ll remain until the pond ices over, so I should get a few more tries with them. Then there’s always the NY boarder eagles.

Brent Pennington

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