This eagle is in what I call an “eagle tree.” An Eagle Tree is a very dead tree on the side of a body of water where an eagle can sit in it and watch for prey (usually fish). The dead tree allows for an unobstructed view of a lake or other body of water and allows easy flight for this huge bird.
I spend a week at a place called, The Pointe Hotel & Suites in Minocqua Wisconsin. They have an Eagle Tree on the edge of Lake Minocqua and there are always two eagles sitting in it. If you want a high probability of an eagle photo visit Wisconsin’s Northwoods and bring a telephoto lens with your camera.
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