This morning we were out at the salt marsh watching Mr. Cranky along with another spoonbill and a good assortment of other birds all of which Mr. C seemed to get along fine with. I’ll post some photos of that over the weekend…
I also saw a juvenile and an adult bald eagle but they were both rather far out in the marsh. However, at one point, we glanced over at a pine tree at the edge of the marsh and saw this adult eagle sitting there with a front row seat to all the action. We figure the eagle must have snuck in through the back door since none of us saw him arrive.
When the eagle first got there several mockingbirds were buzzing around his head apparently annoyed at the his presence. The eagle seemed to be unimpressed by the mockingbirds fussing and mostly just ignored them. I set up on the eagle hoping to get the jump off from the tree and after a bit of squawking it finally took off and headed back out over the salt marsh to continue on with his day.