Bald Eagle, Kennebunk

Bald Eagle, Roger’s Pond Park, Kennebunk Maine

I check the trees along the Mousam river at Roger’s Pond Park, just off Maine Street in Kennebunk Maine frequently, pretty much year around, for Eagles. They are more common there in winter, especially when the river freezes right up to the foot of rapids below the dam, just opposite the park. This year, with our unusual 10 day run of below zero night-time temperatures and highs only in the single digits, the river has frozen several hundred yards above the rapids, almost to the foot of the dam. There are only open pockets where the water is roughest. Just what Eagles like…as the fish (and Mallards) concentrate in the openings. We have a pair of Eagles on this section of river, and most years they have the immature of the year with them in winter. At least the two adults were seen at Roger’s Pond yesterday, but only this one was there when I got there, sitting in it’s favorite perch, high in a tall pine up the bank on the other side of the river. It is a long shot (it is a very tall pine) even with 600mm to work with. Sony RX10iv at 600mm. Program mode. 1/1000th @ f4 @ ISO 100. -.7 EV. Processed in Polarr.

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