It is Freedom Friday and here’s a cool capture I recently took.
With their young one having fledged, this male and his mate have some free time and have returned to hanging out a lake in northern Colorado. When I stopped by a couple of weeks ago, I found him standing proudly in their favorite tree. After a time, he went out and attempted to fish but came back empty handed (or taloned as it were).
Undeterred, he tried again and was rewarded for his effort with a very nice sized catch. In this image, he is returning to the tree with his meal. Fish are certainly the Bald Eagle’s preferred meal. Here in Colorado though, water is sparse so you are just as likely to find them hunting waterfowl or prairie dogs.
Have a great weekend and TGIF!