251300192 1 Elisa Shaw Bnb Bypc 2020

Updated: Jul. 27, 2022

I am fortunate to live in a town next to the Hudson River in NY, where bald eagles have made a great comeback. In the winter, eagles from northern regions come here because river barge traffic keeps an open channel all season. I went to a riverside boat launch and found this beautiful adult bald eagle sitting about 20 feet up a tree. She was very patient as I photographed her. The bonus was that she was banded in central NY as a chick and her patience with me allowed me to get her band information (you can see the blue NYS band peeking out on her leg in the photo)

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