"BE CAREFUL WHAT YOU WISH FOR" - American Bald Eagle

November 16, 2021  •  2 Comments

"BE CAREFUL WHAT YOU WISH FOR"

American Bald Eagle (Adult) - 9 Photos

 

So there I was walking along the path that enters the woods when I looked up and saw a pair of American Bald Eagles soaring together high up in the sky. "If only one would come closer and perhaps even land", I thought.

 

Well as I was exiting the tree grove, I looked left and saw one eagle coming in for a landing to a tree just off the path.

 

So I followed the path around to the other side of the trees and entered the meadow and there in a tree was perched an adult American Bald Eagle. And this is one mature eagle. (Check out the size of the talons in the photos below.)

 

Now if it would only stay a few minutes to allow me to achieve a clear view and get a few shots off. 

 

That being done, I managed to take a seat in the long grass. The eagle proceeded to groom and relax and if you are wondering why the light changes in the photos below, it's because for the next 2 hours, the sky went from bright blue to overcast to hazy cloud to total cloud and finally to disappearing light. Be careful what you wish for :) 

 

And that's where I left this gorgeous eagle as sunset fell, still perched in the tree, just hanging out. I don't know if it intended to settle in for the night, waiting for its mate and perhaps roost but I was so thankful for those hours and the opportunity.

 

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Comments

Urszula(non-registered)
Wonderful photos, Susan!
I like the last one especially, it has magnificent light.
I think I saw your "fellow" today at Hull's Wood. He was also grooming, but he only stayed for fifteen minutes :)
John Harper(non-registered)
Excellent captures, beautiful detail
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