Adult Bald Eagle in flight on a cloudless sky – Nikon D200, f6.3, 1/1250, ISO 400, +0.7 EV, Nikkor 200-400mm VR with 1.4x TC at 400mm, natural light, not baited
Twice in the past two weeks I have seen Bald Eagles, one four year old bird in flight over the marshes at Farmington Bay WMA and one juvenile perched in a tree up in Box Elder County. In northern Utah we don’t have many breeding pairs of Bald Eagles but during the coldest months of the year we see hundreds of them while they overwinter in our state. Farmington Bay WMA, Salt Creek WMA and Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge are great places to find wintering Bald Eagles.
It won’t be long and more Bald Eagles from the north will arrive but for now I was excited to see the two that I have already seen.
Life is good.
(Photo above taken in 2011 at Farmington Bay WMA)