Sunday, May 9, 2010
This was a not very successful attempt to shoot through the spotting scope with my new camera (the wider angle lens doesn't allow it to fit inside the scope's eyepiece, leaving substantial "vignetting" around the edges). But the subject was fascinating: we'd been watching some pelicans on a sandbar far out in Lake Byllesby, when the dark blob in front of them moved and we saw that it was a bald eagle, tearing at (presumably) a fish on the ground. The focus and lighting are not good, but if you click on the photo you'll see the eagle with its head down to eat. It flew away shortly thereafter.