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I spied its distinctive soaring flight across the pond, almost half a mile away. It was circling, apparently looking for prey on the ground.

I grabbed my camera and lowered the top sash of the window, hoping it would come my way. Sure enough, losing interest in the hunt, it headed west in the direction of the Cambridge Reservoir, flying directly over my house.

When it was right overhead, sadly, the camera balked. The Bald Eagle was now flying too fast relative to the camera for the auto focus to track properly.

I was disappointed, of course, but thrilled to see the great raptor again.

The date was November 10, 2012. The four photos were taken at 12:30 pm, just seconds apart.

See related posts: Bald Eagle Sighting, Bald Eagle Pair, Bald Eagle at Dusk, Bald Eagle at Noon, Perching Bald Eagle.

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2 Responses to Bald Eagle Over Pond

  1. Robin Mirollo says:

    Ron, in spite of the fuzzy focus the photos are thrilling. Lucky for you that it flew in your direction. We all look forward to seeing more photos of the bald eagle.

  2. Claire LeBlanc says:

    Oh, wow, you are so lucky to have seen this today and captured it in flight! I still keep looking, and hopefully I’ll be ready with my camera when the Bald Eagle comes down to my end of the pond. Awesome to see; thanks for sharing, Ron! Best, Claire

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