That's what you say when got a shot but it's not stellar, right? Anyway, this Golden Eagle has been spotted on the Tantramar Marsh between New Brunswick and Nova Scotia for several winters in a row. This is WAY out of his normal territory. But he shows up every winter, alone, and seems to do quite well. There are also tons of Red Tailed Hawks, Rough Legged Hawks, and other hawks and owls patrolling the flatlands looking for mice and vole and rabbits.
So this is my documantary shot of the Golden Eagle today. He likes to sit in one of 2 specific Power Transmission Towers. I parked my truck and walked across a couple of fields to get this shot before he'd had enough. It was very cool to see the golden sheen of his head feathers.
This Red Tailed Hawk was much more tolerant, but in then end he vamoosed too. This shot was from the window of my truck.IMAGE LINK: https://flic.kr/p/PJz6LE IMGL3512 Red Tailed Hawk at Tantramar Marsh by Ian Murray, on Flickr