Determination. That would likely be the best word to describe the look on this young Bald Eagle’s face as it tries to land with 40mph winds blowing. Taken this past Saturday, I watched this young one struggle to get a firm grasp on a branch as the wind buffeted it head on. It initially tried the small branch behind it to the left in the image but after that failed, it picked a larger landing target. The #eagle struggled, finally settling in to a near hover over the branch then extending its legs and talons and dropping successfully onto the perch.
Taken in Morgan County, Colorado. Scroll down to view the complete sequence of its landing.