I had rented a Canon 600mm f/4 L super telephoto lens from BorrowLenses (see my previous post) just for this weekend, and I was very happy to have good weather to shoot with.
My wife and I spent the day at the Sacramento National Wildlife Refuge south of Willows, mostly photographing geese. But we were also lucky enough to encounter a very patient bald eagle sitting in a tree right by the side of the road. We actually went around the driving loop twice, and he was still there. Several other vehicles stopped to photograph him, and he never moved. He was very accommodating.
I'll have a few more shots from our trip to the SNWF in my next post.