Where Eagles dare … to sit still for quite a while and pose — that must be Kingston peninsula! Not only had we watched that old movie the night before … but when we drove up to the peninsula the following evening, we met this guy! It was an unbelievable feeling — not only to see him … to live the moment when he looked me straight in the eyes, but also that he stayed there long enough, allowing me to change lens! An unforgettable evening! We went out because it was rather hot in the apartment and also, this time in June there are usually fields full of lupines up there … intense purple, pink and white! Now — no such thing this year, those fields had been cut. That didn’t matter — it was just as nice to see the Osprey fishing in the creek! Here he’s got his supper…
We continued on for a bit, following the creek, where we sometimes have seen both Ospreys and Eagles be down for a drink of water … hoping!
At one point, I happened to look up … and there he was, sitting on top of a spruce! I had the 18-200mm lens on, but I sneaked out of the car, and started to walk towards it, as silently as I could, while shooting all the time.
When I’d taken quite a few pictures and he hadn’t moved, I thought … «I’ll take my chances …go back and change to the longer lens!»
Well, this must have been my lucky night — at least with regards to eagle photography — he stayed there, and I could even walk up to a better vantage point. Here are two more 🙂 [all clickable for better viewing]
The day before, we’d been to see friends from Quebec, who were visiting family in Fredericton. We didn’t go all the way up to Fredericton — we’d decided to meet in Oromocto, a place that I’d only seen from the highway before. After we’d had coffee and chatted for quite a bit, we drove up along Saint John River to see the place where Ann grew up. We were really close to the river all the time, and could see the cows out on the little islands … In the summertime, the farmers bring the cows on barges out on those islands … allowing them to graze there in peace and quiet … and it sure looked peaceful!