The Lovely Mrs. Bald Eagle
We have a mated pair of bald eagles that seem to have taken up residence in the marsh area lately. They can often be seen sitting in one of their favorite trees on the far side of the marsh, but they will occasionally fly over to the near side where we can get a good look at them. Yesterday afternoon they were both quite active. The male was spotted chasing off a rival at one point, and then later swooped down when an egret and a gull got into a disagreement over ownership of a fish.
The female came flying in shortly after those events and she took up a position in a nearby pine tree. I was watching her for a little while and grabbed a few photos but I suspected she wouldn’t stay too long, and I was hoping to get shots of her as she left the tree. When I saw her fluff up a bit and take a good look toward the marsh I thought that might be the time…and it was. She launched herself out of the tree and as she got up into open blue sky she gave me a good parting look. Perhaps she was hoping the photos I took of her would be flattering since she’s such an attractive eagle!
I’ll have some photos of the handsome Mr. Eagle posted probably some time this weekend.