|Bald Eagle soars over Delaware County, October 6, 2011.|
So I'm driving home from work this evening. I take the back roads, mostly county and township routes through corn, soybeans, and woods. I look up, down, and around, because I never know what I'm going to find. As I was driving the Subaru tonight though, I looked up at a group of swirling turkey vultures. The lowest one baffled me for a second, because it had a white head. BALD EAGLE! I slam on the breaks, back up the car, park on a farm lane, and get whip out the telephoto lens. It's still gliding above me, and I fire off a salvo of images before it slowly drifts out of camera range.
Everyone loves the American bald eagle. In fact, my posts on the eagles of Highbanks Metropark are the most visited pages on my entire blog (which is quickly approaching 1000 published posts).
Eagles can be seen across Ohio. And although I see them often, I rarely get such a treat on my drive home.
(After closer inspection of this photo, this bird may have a red band on its left leg- what do you think? I'll check some of my other photos to see if I can confirm the presence of a band)