How Bay Weekly's Betsy Kehne got the shot
Betsy Kehne had been waiting for three decades for the bird perched a stone’s throw from her window.
At five years old, she’d grieved at learning that the pesticide DDT was pushing bald eagles to extinction.
DDT was banned in 1972. By the end of the century, the number of nesting eagles in Maryland had increased sixfold to 260 pairs. Today, more than 2,000 bald eagles make their homes in the Chesapeake region, so that seeing them soaring...