I had planned to arrive at Lake Guntersville by at least 6:00, Eagle Awareness Weekends are all this month, however at 6:00 I was awakened by a big boom and the sound of rain, I rolled over thinking that since I didn't make it there by sunrise maybe I would make it before sunset,when the Eagles come in to roost. And so, we did. My family's not as into birdwatching as I, but they go along, humoring me.
We only saw three Eagles and this left me with the realization that I seriously need to upgrade my optics. I have four pairs of binoculars, I have 1-8x40, 1-10x42's with roof prisms and 1-10-30x50 zoom that was a gift from my mother -in -law, bless herheart. I also have an OLD pair of JC Penny 8x30's that I bought at a rummage sale years ago, and actually they are pretty good. Now I am ready for some more expensive better quality ones. I spent two days this holiday weekend searching, with no luck. Seems every pair I like are sold out except for the display and that comes with no warrenty, paperwork, case or lens covers! and no discount! Now I'm thinking maybe I just need to invest in a spotting scope for my eagle viewing.
Fellow Eagle watchers
Small black dot is an Eagle. Ha Ha