Bald Eagle At Rest
On a hot July afternoon, a bald eagle, winded from hunting prey, alights in a cottonwood tree to rest and catch his breath in the heat.
We saw this guy/girl on a recent trip to Squaw Creek National Wildlife Refuge over in Missouri. We see eagles there a lot in the winter, but not as often in the summer, so this was a treat.
Have a great day everyone!
God was working overtime on this bird, don’t you think?
Absolutely! I’ve never seen one so close before…they are indeed majestic looking birds.
A agree with you Alica. They look regal without trying.
wow, that really must have been great to watch him/her!! don’t you just love it when the unexpected happens! so cool! looks like he/she needs a drink of water! 🙂
Yes, a drink, and a shower too. 🙂
What a rare sight, did the eagle make a sound? I have seen a large nest, very high in the trees, but I have not heard the eagles communicate. Lovely pictures!
Not a peep, just sat there panting.
Are you for real??? LOL That is AMAZING. I would have been shaking too much to take that video! Thank you, thank you, thank you for being at the right place at the right time. Photo is absolutely stunning.
I had the camera resting on the open window of our truck, otherwise I wouldn’t have been able to hold still either. 🙂