...gets the bald eagle! Armed with my Christmas binoculars, long lens, tripod, and a mug of hot coffee I set out before sunrise yesterday morning in search of my elusive eagle. I drove by Ed Smith Stadium, spring home of the Baltimore Orioles, and didn't see him. In the few minutes it took me to park and look up again, he had materialized high up on the third base lights just as the sun was rising. (Oh, he's tricky!)
After basking in the warm sun for a bit, he took off heading south, most likely in search of breakfast. Since I had my camera locked down on the tripod with a 2-second time delay, I was happy to get this one shot. He's big, but he's fast! I waited around for about 30 minutes, expecting him to return clutching a large fish in his talons, but alas, that will have to happen some other day. By the way, there are no signs he has built a nest at the stadium (which he, or another eagle, did last year causing some issues).