I imagine this guy standing there saying, “I am MARVELOUS!” 😀
This is the male at one of the nests that I observe. He had gone on a bit of a fishing trip earlier in the morning and was doing this to dry himself out. This pose is more often associated with Turkey Vultures who do it in the morning to warm up before taking flight. However, I have seen eagles do it every now and then.
He does indeed look impressive in this pose and it does a great job of showcasing the six foot wide wingspan of these massive raptors.
Have a fantastic, Freedom Friday!