I enjoyed birding recently on a Connecticut River cruise, but the birds were maddeningly far away. An eagle at the end, though, posed for us in a tree that we could walk over to once back on land.
An osprey brings a fuzzy blob (sticks? a fish?) to its nest atop the bridge.
This eagle made our day. From the boat, we saw it in a nest with a mate. It flew across the river and landed in a tree. After the cruise, we were able to walk over to it and photograph it for about 20 minutes. It eventually flew back to the nest. It was a thrilling end to the cruise to see an eagle up close.
(This was my photo of Day 120 for 365Project.)
I took an Osprey/Eagle Cruise with Connecticut River Expeditions. It was the last cruise of its type this season.