I had a tip a year ago about this eagle hanging out near Jacobson Park, but I never could find it. Herald-Leader photog Charles Bertram told me it was back out there today so I went to see if I could find it. Sure enough – there it was exactly where I was told to look for it a year earlier. Charles had much better luck than I did, though, and had some kick-butt photos of the eagle with a half-eaten gull in its talons. If only he had a website to publish those photos . . . I’d give him a little link-love.
While this isn’t the first photo of an eagle I’ve taken, I’m most excited that this bird is in Lexington! I was born here and never did I think that I would ever see a bald eagle in Fayette County. One man I talked to at the lake said the bird has been there for a couple of weeks and that he doesn’t stay much longer than that.
Shot with a Canon Mark IV and a 600mm f/4 lens.