There seem to be quite a few Eagles around the North Island this time of year. I'm thinking they are all waiting for the Herring to spawn. A few more weeks and the beaches will be littered with spent Herring then the feast is on!
The top and bottom photos are with the new Nikon 18-300 at 300mm and the middle shot is with the Sigma 120-400 at 400mm. All three shots are hand held and all three shots are about 50% crops of the original pictures.