As if to ensure I wasn’t taking flight and giving pursuit, this young eagle looked over its shoulder at me after it launched into the air.
You’ll notice the unusual appearance of its eye. Bald Eagles have an inner eyelid called a nictitating membrane and that is why it looks unusual. This membrane wipes front to back every few seconds, cleaning the cornea. It is translucent and the eagle can actually see through it.
We continue to see Bald Eagle activity pick up here in northeastern Colorado and it should continue to do so before peaking around the end of the month. While I don’t like the cold, it is my favorite time of year for taking pictures. 😉