Bald Eagle

Bald Eagle
Inge Curtis

I often look up to check for a flash of white on the head or tail of a large bird soaring overhead or ascending a thermal. Not so many years ago, it was a red-letter day to see a Bald Eagle in this district (let alone over your house!), but now it is a common sight. Perhaps one time out of fifty the big brown bird in the sky is an eagle instead of a vulture.

Inge photographed this pair in a loblolly pine tree. Monogamous like many large, long-lived birds, the sexes look alike although they know the difference (the female is larger).