Today was a cold day at the Nature Center. Perfect for eagle spotting along the Hudson. And one of these days we will actually get a good shot at one. Our usual reaction goes like this: "Gaahhh! Bald Eagle!" We fumble with the camera, try to find the bird in the viewfinder, realize we have the camera on the wrong setting, readjust the camera, zoom in...and the eagle flies. Fast. Seeing an eagle soar is an incredible sight. It makes you realize why this bird was chosen as our national symbol. Photographs do not do justice to its size and majesty. But I would still like a picture.
In the meantime, I will have to satisfy myself with the more patient birds. Here are some photos we took of other feathered visitors to the Nature Center. Have I mentioned that I love my camera?