Yesterday we stopped over to the salt marsh just to see if anything was going on. The tide was fairly high so not optimal conditions for many of the wading birds. Although a few of the usual suspects, egrets, and great blue herons were around, the spoonbills and wood storks had already taken to the trees in the back corner of the pond.
However, our friendly neighborhood bald eagle was on scene sitting atop one of his favorite trees. He had a look on his face as if to say, ‘What took y’all so long?’
I was hoping to catch the jump off which he was happy to promptly provide, but he changed his usual flight pattern on me. Rather than the standard jump, dip low, then fly forward, this time I was fooled by a very quick jet to the right and fly off. Lucky for me the eagle did do a circle back with an overhead flight providing me with one more photo opportunity.
I’ll be sure to check back soon though as the weather improves, a light mist and fog were not exactly the perfect conditions, but I can’t complain too much, at least he waited for me!