August 28, 2014

Any day you see a bald eagle is a good day.

Well mostly.
While out with the turtle researchers doing a hatchling release the motor stalled out and left us stranded.
Fortunately a couple in a small boat were out fishing and when I signalled them they were kind enough to tow us back to the dock.
According to one of the owners we probably had water in the gas.
Another repair.
A boat is a hole in the water that you throw money into.

Immature bald eagle.

Haliaeetus leucocephalus

The Bald Eagle has been the national emblem of the United States since 1782.

Rather than do their own fishing, Bald Eagles often go after other creatures’ catches. A Bald Eagle will harass a hunting Osprey until the smaller raptor drops its prey in midair, where the eagle swoops it up.
Immature Bald Eagles spend the first four years of their lives in nomadic exploration of vast territories and can fly hundreds of miles per day.

source - Cornell Lab of Ornithology

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