A sneak peak at an upcoming blog. Look at this American Bald Eagle….or is it eagles? This happened today near our home. I remind myself often that there are people who would have the thrill of a lifetime if they saw one bald eagle once. Today we saw two, up close and personal. We interacted with these huge, powerful birds on a level most people never will. Incredible. I don’t know how many times I said “I love this life” today. More later. It’s a crazy week so it might take a while but I’m going to do my best to tell the story by the end of the day Wednesday. Til then, here’s a sneak peak.
Here you go. Do as you please. You’re welcome to edit this free bald eagle photo to suit your needs. I cropped it for Instagram. The photo is full sized so it’s almost 7M. With a little editing (or not, your choice) it’s suitable for print. If you use the photo online please link back to A Life In The Wild. It’s http://alifeinthewild.com. You don’t have to use my name on the photo, only the link if you use it online.
I spotted the eagle while we were scouting for wild turkeys this morning. It sat on the edge of the clearing at the power line. We saw two bald eagles, a deer, only seven turkeys, and waterfowl. More eagles than deer. Imagine that. It’s sometimes hard for me to remember how many people have never seen a bald eagle. I don’t take it for granted in any way but they’re so common here now that we see them all the time. There are a mated pair and an immature here almost daily. Maine had a minimum of 630 nesting pairs in 2013. For comparison, there were 20 known nesting pairs in 1978. They’re thought to be killing a significant number of common loons in Maine.
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