Typepad Sunday 003

 Year-round Cow Island resident and co-worker "Island BoB" Parmenter gave me a recent tip on several Bald Eagle sightings out near Melvin Island on Lake Winnepesaukee this past week.  Today was the first day I was able to grab my gear and make the trek out across the ice to see if I could get a photo of the elusive bird.

After a careful approach and survey of several 50ft tall wind-mangled pines on the small island, I concluded that nobody was home.  I decided to park myself under a pine behind a large snowdrift and wait it out for an hour or so.  No sooner than I had planted my rear end on the ground, an enormous bird of prey lifted off its perch directly overhead.   Let's just say I was real impressed with myself and missed the shot.   I'll be back…

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