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!




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10 Responses

  1. 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! 🙂

  2. Carol says:

    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!

  3. Louise S says:

    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.

    • Suzanne says:

      I had the camera resting on the open window of our truck, otherwise I wouldn’t have been able to hold still either. 🙂

      Thanks Louise!

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