Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Bald Eagle

This bald eagle is not screaming profanities at me, but rather, it is just keeping its cool.
 The bald eagle is doing what birds do to cool off.   The eagle is panting with its mouth open.  Also, it has its wings and feathers lifted slightly to let more air circulate.  The adult eagle is sitting in the shade by its young one which has ventured out of the nest onto a branch.

Bald Eagles Nesting In Pennsylvania Farm Country
    I was amazed to see this nest along a valley floor in a maple tree by a pasture.  There are some creeks nearby but the Juniata River is at least 5 miles away on the other side of the mountain.  I frequently see bald eagles near the rivers here in Pennsylvania but not often in the farmland.  This is the second time this year I have seen a bald eagle over farm country.    I am told this is the fourth batch of young eagles raised in this nest.

A "hot 'n bothered" eagle
   This bald eagle might not be swearing at me, but in this photo, it sure looks like it is disgusted with itself for living in Pennsylvania instead of Alaska or Nova Scotia.

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