Jordan Lake: Bald eagle pairs stay close by their nest and close together all year. This mated pair gives you a chance to see the huge gender size difference in bald eagles. That is mom eagle (females are ALWAYS bigger) on the right and dad bald eagle on the left.

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.

adult female bald eagle

Jordan Lake. Today I was out with Captain Doug and friends and we came across Mom Kate from First Nest. Seeing her pant really brought home just how hot and humid it has been. Birds do not have sweat glands so they keep cool by perching in the shade, panting and hunting food in the early morning and late afternoon.

Mom Kate

Jordan Lake. I got to the lake right after a thunderstorm had rained hard. Bald eagles hate to get wet. This is mom Godiva straightening out her tail feathers after being thoroughly soaked.

mom Godiva preening