This eagle is one of a pair that I have photographed previously.
I am not certain if it is the male or female but whatever its gender, it certainly amassed a small number of admirers on this sunny Winter afternoon.
The eagle had landed on a tree branch in a small grove of trees, close to a walking path. It had been there at least 20 minutes before I arrived, close enough to begin photographing and there it stayed, happily viewing the surroundings and perhaps even basking in the sun (and the adoration of its fans) for another 30 minutes before departing.
One would like to think that its flight in our direction was to give a maximum show to those below but I believe it was mostly due to the direction of the wind. Birds, particularly, the larger ones take off into the wind.