Eagle hunting

Earlier this week, when I went on a 6 mile run, I made a discovery. While running along the Springwater Corridor Trail I spotted a rather large and obvious nest, high atop an electrical tower. I didn’t spot the bird or birds that built the nest, but I assumed (with my admittedly limited knowledge of birds) that it was something large like an eagle.

Today I packed my trusty Olympus camera and hiked down into Oaks Bottom to see what I could see. And it turns out that the occupant was home.
Bird of prey at home.
Click to go to the full, uncropped image.

That picture is the cropped version of the best I could do with my 2.1 megapixel digital camera. I’d love to go back with a better camera sometime and wait around long enough to catch some shots of it flying in or out of the nest…

The whole series of pictures from that hike are here.