I am currently in Shepherdstown, WV at the US Fish & Wildlife’s National Conservation Training Center for an EPA conference. I was sort of dreading it because I am to be involved in some live demos and I am terrified of public speaking, but then I found out there is an eagle nest – with newly hatched eaglets! – on the campus, so that gave me something to look forward to. And indeed, as soon as I checked in, I rushed over to the nest, or at least as close as I could get as they’ve blocked the trail off to prevent visitors from disturbing them. (There is a great eagle cam on their nest, though: http://outdoorchannel.com/eaglecam/.)
I hadn’t intended to bring my super telephotos lenses until I learned about the eagle nest, but once I did I ended up bringing more luggage on this 2-day trip an hour and a half from my home than I took on our 3-week trip to Amsterdam and Africa! It’s absurd, really. But I needed two computers and some other stuff, and I could shove everything in my car without worrying about a flight, so I took all my lenses. Both of the parent eagles posed for me, so I’m glad I had the big lens! These were taken with the Tamron 150-600mm.