A week or so ago I learned about the Occoquan Bay National Wildlife Refuge. A neat little place south of Washington DC. I have been there just the one time. I nice trail that offers some amazing opportunities to view birds.
One of my biggest surprises was seeing bald eagles. I have heard they are common in this area but I had never seen one. I did manage to see quite a few but they were really far away, it was a cloudy day and it was in the evening. So the end result in terms of photography was not all that great.
Despite a nice fast Canon 300mm f4 IS lens this was the best I could get. But hey! I got to see the eagles.
I did get lucky with some nice captures of a blue heron. Here are some of those. These were at a slightly different location so the light was not too bad. I got to practice some panning to get the bird in flight.
More photographs from the visit can be found here http://www.ranjanbanerji.com/Photography/default.aspx/Folder/Occoquan