I’ve seen this guy / gal in the same area a few different times recently. It is always very tolerant, only leaving its perch to patrol the nearby field. Otherwise it is willing to pose for pictures all I want.
This past Saturday it gave me my fill of poses and then decided it was time to fly. As it launched, it took a dramatic dive downward before pulling up at the last minute and heading off into the distance. Judging by its coloring, this gorgeous eagle is just now approaching five years old, the point at which they have their full, iconic white head.
Have a great weekend and blessed Christmas!