What a charmed day this was. It had been nearly a year since I saw a golden eagle at this spot in Colorado’s Front Range foothills. Honestly, I had just about given up, thinking the ones that used to hang out there had moved on for good.
This past Sunday though I was very excited to find not one, not two, but three goldens all within a half mile of each other. Two of them were perched on adjacent poles.
I spent more than an hour watching and waiting for them to do something other than just looking handsome. Finally, the closest one took off and I was lucky to grab a number of images as it did. It truly was an impressive sight.
Golden Eagles are one of the continent’s largest raptors with a wingspan of up to seven feet. It’s hard to imagine just how big they are until you see one in person.