Alabama birding site #7 Wilson Dam

I had gotten in a used Canon lens that I had purchased this past week and wanted to make sure it was in working order.  I attached a 2X extender and pulled into the Rockpile park, birding site number 7 below Wilson Dam on the Colbert side of the Tennessee River.  The temperature was in the twenties and windy, so I parked in a spot that I could see the river and get a clear shot of flying birds and rolled the window down.  The falls near the dam was also frozen.  Just after I took a few pictures, a mature bald eagle flew across the trees and over my truck and up toward the bluff over the park.

Cold or not, I jumped out of my truck and tried to find where it was.  It landed up in a tree above another eagle.  The only problem was that a bright sun was behind them in the best spot to photograph them.  I walked down  the road until I could get rid of the glare of the sun.  Not the best spot, but you don’t see bald eagles every day.

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