Gus and I spent Christmas Day in Maine with his parents. When we finished our eating and the visiting was done and everyone left I went out for a drive by myself in search of birds. While I did not see many, I found what I was looking for: this Bald Eagle perched in its favorite tree over the Kennebec River. I first spotted it from Oosoola Park at the junction of Rts. 2 and 139. I then drove across the bridge to River Road for a closer look. I took as many photos as quickly as I could without disturbing the bird. I did not want to scare it away on such a cold day. Down below the eagle ice was forming on the river and large sections of collected slush were floating by like icy rafts in the black dark water.
As a bit of a shout out, the blog Birding is Fun, one of my Favorite Birding blogs, posted a Birder Profile of Kathie Brown on Thursday, December 30th. Robert does this as a regular feature and I encourage all of you to visit his blog, which is well written and photographed!
Happy New Year Everyone! See you in 2011!