18th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Bald Eagle Morning Fishing

Each year I look forward to the Bald Eagles migrating from up north down to our area. They usually begin arriving in November and leave in February. This year I was able to capture 23 eagles perched in one tree as others were flying back in forth fishing along the river. This was an incredible amazing once in a life time event that I was able to witness in our area. This adult was seen fishing along the river in the early morning hours as the sun was clearing the tree tops and illuminating the forest.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 12.2018
Date Uploaded: 08.2020
Photo Location: Forestburgh, New York, United States of America
Copyright: © Martha Tully