Hooded Merganser & Eagle

I was surprised by the number of visitors for a Friday when I arrived at Reifel, but it was a nice day. The breeze was on the cool side, but it was petering out. Unfortunately it was fairly quiet on the birding front.

Hooded Merganser
Hooded Merganser

I did find and spend some time with some Hooded Mergansers on one of the inner ponds in some nice light.

Hooded Merganser
Hooded Merganser

Managing to get both male and female,

Hooded Merganser
Hooded Merganser

… along with the male Hooded Merganser fanning its wings after preening. Towards the end of the day,

Bald Eagle
Bald Eagle

… this Bald Eagle spent some time in the trees across from the tower providing an opportunity for some¬†photos. The nice thing when they perch here and you are shooting from the top of the tower is the better angle, almost eye level.