Gate 40, Quabbin Reservoir, Massachusetts. “Notice how he is sitting on one foot. Very small nesting island is off to the left.”
Photo Credit : Bill Dean
Bill Dean has lived in Monson, Massachusetts for 30 years and has used that time to hone his skills as an amateur photographer. He has studied local eagles for 8 years and for the past 3, he has monitored individual nests more closely by following incubation up to the fledging stage of the eaglets through photos and videos. He documented the Barton Cove eagle nest in Gill, Massachusetts, along the Connecticut River, where in 2013 — for the first time in its 25 year history — a nesting pair successfully bore and fledged 3 eaglets. The following year brought along 3 more eaglets. During both years, Bill was able to document the successes through his observations, photos and video.
Bill’s photographs have been displayed in several venues, including the U.S. Fish and Wildlife building in Hadley, Massachusetts. His photographs of a nest in Hinsdale, New Hampshire, taken in 2014, helped Chris Martin, head of New Hampshire’s Eagle Program, identify a new male. If you have an interest in our national bird, Bill offers free presentations at no charge within a reasonable distance from his home. For more information please visit: cutloosewildlife.comDON’T MISS:The Best Places to See Bald Eagles