there is a bald eagle in the parker preserve that likes to sit in a large dead tree in back of a mostly dry resevoir to the west of 563.he will let you get nowhere near him,binoculars are a must.if you get closer then 300 yards he's outta there.
Just some information for those unfamiliar with Bald Eagles and may plan go to take a look. Nest building and breeding will be happening over the next 3-4 months and the birds are very sensitive to being approached at that time. The Feds have severe fines for disturbing them. The bird is listed as endangered in NJ and may have distance limits for approaching a nest as well. Two of the best places to reliably see numbers of them is during the Cumberland Eagle Festival in February and the Upper Delaware River during January and February. About 2 hours from here is Conowingo Dam in Maryland where, during the month of December, over 100 birds can be seen. The Fed info at the link is offered as a heads-up, the reg's portion starts around page 7 of the pdf. Hope this helps.
Immature bird on the Upper Delaware.
I am glad Steve Resotko did not read the act prior to capturing and ostensibly saving the eagle dubbed "Jersey Girl" !!! Even if he had, and he was warned, he would still do the same thing. Obviously the law is directed to penalize real felons.
Out of curiosity, how long is the lens you use for these shots 46er?