Raptors on the Great Plains are easy to find, even Bald Eagles (during the winter). One of the drawbacks of living on the flat lands though is that there aren’t many trees so we are relegated to getting pictures of what we call ‘pole birds’ because the birds have little choice but to use them as perches. But, it certainly is better than nothing and when you come across such an amazing, majestic creature, you have to take the shot.
Such was the case with eagle back on February 3 in Adams County, Colorado. The low, winter sun did a great job of bringing out the extraordinary detail on it and while I would have preferred it posed in a tree, I have a hard time complaining.