An article in the paper by our local bird expert gave me a hint of a place I could go to find bald eagles. Even though they're not uncommon in our area I haven't yet been able to get a good photo of one.
Fortunately the stand of cottonwood trees along a slow stream where the big birds were supposed to be hanging out was in a very rural area because I was driving along at about tractor speed and gawking at everything except the road.
I nearly drove into a ditch when I saw him.
(Why didn’t I wash my car windows first?)
as I slowly got out and shot off a few more pictures.
A small hawk decided the big raptor was encroaching on his nesting territory.
The size of the eagle didn’t seem to intimidate him at all.
He flew straight at the tree where the intruder was perched.
I'm all----ready gone
And I'm feelin' strong
I will si------ing this vict'ry song
Woo hoo hoOoo. WOO hoo hoo!
Okay, just kidding about that part.