The Majestic Bald Eagle

Is there anything more iconic of American freedom than the Bald Eagle?

I was recently told about an eagle’s nest down by the Intracoastal Waterway, so of course I had to go check it out. Imagine my surprise when I realized that the nest was in clear view of where I normally take my morning walks! There is no telling how many times I had walked right underneath the nesting site, never even realizing that it was there! Within a week of these photos, the eagle(s) had moved on and yesterday when I walked past, there was a vulture tearing up what was left of the nest. (No worries – I was informed that the fledglings had already taken to the sky – wish I could have been there for that!!!!!)

The lesson to be learned here is – ALWAYS LOOK UP! And TIMING IS EVERYTHING! If I had gone scouting a mere 7 days later, I would have missed this opportunity all together.