Jordan Lake. While out with Captain Doug we came upon this brilliantly marked 3-year-old female bald eagle. Captain Doug said she sure reminded him of a Grumman Goose… an amphibious flying boat! If you want to explore the history of the Grumman Goose https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grumman_G-21_Goose
Jordan Lake. In the growing light of the sunrise, I don’t know who had the greater curiosity: this adult bald eagle as she studied me or me as I exchanged glances with her. Ah, curiosity!
Jordan Lake: The rugged intent face and well-tested frame of this female bald eagle somehow carries more of an impact to my eyes than just the contrast of white and darkest brown … there comes a sensing of vibrant life inhaled with the air the raptor breathes.
Jordan Lake. One moment, you have very firmly in your grasp the chunk of fish that your mom has brought to you. You decide to fly off somewhere safe to eat it. But, then, oh drat… you drop it. Sometimes life has a very steep learning curve or should I say a very steep drop. Oh, bald eagle fledgling’s woe.
Jordan Lake. The sheer astonishment that I feel when observing a bird in flight is of the same intensity whether I have just photographed the majesty of a bald eagle or the delicate dance of a prothonotary warbler. Flight: an act that almost defies gravity.
Jordan Lake. I was tracking a male bald eagle, who was heading for a landing. His mate was watching his projected flight path closely. She was trying to decide just where he was going to land. Her expression as he landed is just too funny.