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It was January 30th, my last of 28 days on St George Island, FL. I decided to take my Canon Rebel EOS T6 on my last beach walk. Walking with lens cap on, I saw a Bald Eagle flying away from me. It disappeared behind a cottage before I could get ready. Hoping it would come back, I took off my lens cap, checked the shutter speed - 1200 in shutter speed priority mode - zoomed in at the max - 300X - and got a long focus on the sky. I knew the camera was in burst mode, so I let the it hang from my neck. My girlfriend and I stopped to talk with another couple who had also seen the eagle. We were pointing to where it had been flying and then this pair flew up in front of us. Here are the photos. They are cropped quite a bit, so the resolution is not great. I wish that weren't the case, so I would appreciate any advice in that department. But still, I am proud of the results, and I feel very lucky to have witnessed this with a ready camera. I guess the lesson is to keep your camera near, especially on St George Island. Another lesson might be to hide your lunch from Bald Eagles.
I thought that this bird was an Osprey but it was very clearly hunting something on the land. I’ve seen Osprey’s take materials do nests from beaches but this was hunting. It took at least 2 attempts before I filmed one. I don’t think an osprey would need multiple attempts to pick up nesting material. Do Ospreys Hunt land animals? Could this be a different bird? This was on Commercial Street in Portland, Maine. June 19th around 3PM. A dense patch of woods is on one side of the street and the ocean on the other. The video shows the bird very clearly after something on the ground. Sadly. that something is directly behind the man hill on the construction site. There is no mistaking what is going on here. (sorry the stupid max video size won’t allow more for better ID)