Yesterday, my friend Rick and I decided to ride on the bike path to Amherst from Northampton. As we started across the Connecticut River on the part of the path which goes over the old railroad bridge, we noticed a woman standing near the bridge railing and looking intently at something. Rick asked her what she was looking at, and she pointed out an eagle perched in a tree about forty feet away.
In this photo, the eagle is pretty much dead center.
And here's a closeup -- not a great one, but you can see some details more clearly.
The eagle didn't move much in the ten minutes we stood there watching it -- just turned its head a few times. -- PL