Occoquan Bay National Wildlife Refuge

Saturday, 12 March 2011 01:56 by ranjanbanerji

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.

Bald-Eagle-1

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

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