Weekend #6 of the 30th annual Lake Guntersville State Park Eagle Awareness
program commences this evening with an orientation and apple cider social at 7 p.m. Saturday, the American Eagle Foundation and the Coosa River Science School's Becky Collier will have presentations at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. respectively.
Field trips to nearby Bald Eagle roosting and nesting sites will be conducted Saturday and Sunday.
These free events are superb venues to learn about and photograph birds of prey!
While field trip photography of course benefits from telephotos ranging from 300mm upwards, very satisfying results can be achieved by focusing a cellphone camera through the eyepiece of an onsite spotting scope. Thus, great viewing opportunities can be had with a modest level of optical gear.
Too see a commemorative overview of the Eagle Awareness program which features American Bald Eagles in northern Alabama, Bald Eagle babies and other birds of prey, see: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XOwTRNXaa1Q
For general information on the program including map links, see: http://www.alapark.com/eagle-awareness-weekends-2015