Well yes we did but don't get too excited now.
Gregg and I were there around 4.30 p.m. last Saturday, to see if we could see the Bald Eagles that we had been hearing about. I went with no expectations but after about half an hour I looked up and there he was.
He was way, way up there and after a while, as our eyes got adjusted, we could make out the white head and those beautiful white tail feathers. Gregg did a great job of taking these shots as the zoom will only go so far. I cropped several photos and this one was about as close and as clear as I could get, but we both agreed that the experience of seeing that beautiful bird was enough, and we were thankful that we had some kind of record of the first time we had seen Bald Eagles in our part of Virginia.
We eventually needed to get home but these guys stayed on. I have to say I had a little camera/lens envy as I left. They were focused on the lake and were probably waiting for feeding time. I wished them luck and who knows, maybe these beautiful Bald Eagles will stay around long enough to build a nest in the trees on the other side of the lake, and maybe next time we go back we'll get a closer look at them and their babies. Now that would be something.
I am keeping my fingers crossed.