On Saturday, it was cold (25 degrees F) and cloudy, not enough light and not much eagle action. I got back there on Sunday morning about 8:00. It was still cold, but there was beautiful golden morning light facing in the right direction.
These were all taken with a Nikon D200, a 400/2.8 lens (non-VR) and a TC17 teleconverter. With the teleconverter and the digital conversion factor, that a 35mm effective focal length of 1020mm/f5.0! It's an amazing lens that I have to grow into. This was my first time shooting this size of glass, it was a great experience and I am excited to learn more.
For those interested, I was using a Bogen 3021 tripod (too light - need a Gitzo!) with a Really Right Stuff BH-40 Ballhead and plates. Most photos were shot with shutter speeds between 1/1250 and 1/2000. Most of the time I shot aperature priority matrix metering at -1/3 stop compensation to protect the white eagle heads from overexposure. Sometimes I would shoot manual using the sunny f16 rule.