The Slow Reveal – I Spy the National Bird

Yesterday Brendan and I did a small hike at the Basha Kill Wildlife Management Area. We didn’t see much wildlife beyond squirrels, but we did have one great sighting that made up for weeks of nature-less existence in Queens (readers, I’m going a little nuts lately from too much urbanity). This sighting was helped enormously by my new vibration-control zoom Nikon lens, a great birthday gift from the dear husband.

Let’s play a bit of feathered Where’s Waldo. You can click any of these photos to get embiggen ’em.

Somewhere in that tree on the right is Haliaeetus leucocephalus, hiding in the sunlight.

Let’s try a similar framed shot, but with different lighting.

See him/her yet? S/he's right smack in the middle of the photo.

Now, let’s crop my photos and see what we get.

Are you immediately compelled to sing 'My country 'tis of thee, sweet land of liberty...'?

S/he turned to the right for us.

S/he also mooned us. They're bald on both ends!

A full look at the Basha Kill wetlands, aka the eagle's territory. There are geese on the right, on the water. The eagle is in the tree, just very hard to see without a great zoom lens.

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