Several members have asked where the eagles nests are that other members have been photographing at. Here’s maps to a couple of them that I’ve been shooting at.
Tips for shooting: First and foremost the key is keeping quiet, make slow movements and respect other photographers and birdwatchers that may be there when you show up. I’d strongly suggest using a tripod and a good long lens as both nests are rather high up in the trees.
Also, shoot with the fastest shutter speed you can to capture the Eagles without blur. If you’re not sure what that is on your camera then set it at the “Sports” setting, usually designated by a running figure on your dial. If you’re shooting with a VR or IS (vibration reduction or Image Stabilized) lens then be sure to turn this setting off when you are shooting from a tripod. Otherwise your pictures may look blurry. If you have one I’d suggest using a remote cord for your camera as you won’t always need to be right at the camera.
If you want to catch them entering or leaving the nests then you should frame your picture in such a way to allow room to do so. Then you’ll just have to sit and wait for them. Right now both nests have young chicks and so there’s always one of the Eagles close by keeping an eye on them. Enjoy photographing and be careful! One last thing… ticks are out!
The arrows on the maps point to the general area of the nests. Click on map for larger versions.