Went for the Eagles, Stayed for the Foliage

Yesterday, Joan needed to do a rare plant survey over in Hinsdale (the town in the extreme southwest corner of New Hampshire). I went along to look for the bald eagles that nest on the Connecticut River just above the Vernon Dam.

As expected, the nest was empty this time of year. However, when I arrived at the river I was treated to the sight of a lone eagle in a pretty good spot for making some photographs. I made about a half dozen photographs over about ten minutes before the bird launched itself from its perch and headed down river. Of course, I did not get a photograph of the launch. Such is life!

I walked some distance down river but did not see the eagle again. Returning to where I had parked, I switched to photographing the late autumn foliage along the river.