eagle bird bath
Creating a Living,  Photography,  Seattle

Bird Bath: the Eagle Edition

I grew up in Alaska with lots of bald eagles around, but I always pause to appreciate them when I see them. I’ve had the pleasure of watching them in all sorts of different behaviors, but this is the first time I ever watched an eagle take a bath.

Granted, this took place in a zoo, and animal behaviors can be different in captivity. I still thought it was pretty cool to watch.

He would splash his wings around in the water and even repeatedly dunk his head under water to splash it up over his body. At first I thought maybe he was just trying to cool down, then I remembered that I was wearing a winter coat.

eagle bird bath
eagle bird bath
eagle bird bath

eagle bird bath

eagle bird bath

 

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Seattle writer, Judy Schwartz Haley, blogs about raising a toddler while battling cancer, finishing a degree, and fending off ninjas. Also, she needs more coffee.

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