Photographs by Frank

3 December 2013

Bald Eagles in Peterborough

Filed under: Birds,Monadnock Region,Winter — Tags: , — Frank @ 4:42 PM

At 12:45 this afternoon, the phone rang. It was my CWS* calling with news that she was pulled of to the side of US 202 in Peterborough (just north of the EMS store) and that she was watching a pair of bald eagles (an adult and a juvenile).

Of course, I decided that the fire wood I was in the process of hauling inside could wait and immediately headed off in the truck, with “Big Bertha”  on the passenger seat, to meet the CWS. I arrived on the scene about 20 or 25 minutes after answering the phone. I was half expecting a call during my drive saying that the birds had flown but they were still there when I arrived.

I was able to make eleven exposures (in just over three minutes) before the birds took off. I had the camera packed up and was back in the truck at 1:30.

Joan also observed a second juvenile fly low across the road between her phone call and my arrival.

If you look very closely at the second photo you can discern why the bird had assumed this pose.

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Bald Eagle Pair #1
Bald Eagle Pair #1
Juvenile Bald Eagle
Juvenile Bald Eagle
Bald Eagle Pair #2
Bald Eagle Pair #2

*CWS… chief wildlife spotter; AKA,  my wife, Joan.


  1. RE the second photo: you sure know how to capture the majesty of the bald eagle!

    Comment by Katrina — 3 December 2013 @ 8:13 PM

  2. Frank,

    seeing a bald eagle is on my bucket list…you lucky bastard!!! Good thing you have a CWS on the lookout! Oh and nice “action shot” on the middle photo!

    Comment by Joe Keen — 5 December 2013 @ 7:16 PM

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