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Friday, November 07, 2008

Bird Bath: the Eagle Edition

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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.

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13 comments:

Lauren said...

This is really cool!

Come by for my fiesta foto and Caption This contest where 275 entrecard credits are up for grabs.

Kenzie☺ said...

Wow! That is so cool!

a.men said...

This is very cool! I think it is awesome that you got close enough to take some really great pictures!

Susie said...

They are such majestic birds! Great pictures:-)

BoufMom9 said...

Great photos! I just love bald eagles. So beautiful!
Happy FFF!

Candid Carrie said...

This must really be an amazing zoo that an eagle can feel so comfortable. I would expect them to be all mopey and depressed. But if someone caught me and put me in a decent space with all of my favorite stuff around me maybe I would just bathe and act all natural, too.

This theory of mine doesn't need to be tested ;)

Thanks for participating again, I am having a great time visiting everyone's blogs today.

Judy Haley (coffeejitters) said...

I'll bet our zoo would bring in a lot more visitors and money if we had a Candid Carrie exhibit! ;)

Nanny Goats In Panties said...

Wow, great shots. I can't remember ever seeing an eagle in person before. Was he dragging an olive leaf around whever he went?

mama said...

Carrie, Judy, . . . well sometimes I FEEL like I'm living in a zoo! ;)

Z's Mom said...

I love these birds.....they are so proud and beautiful....um, and apparently clean. :)

Great pics!!!

georgie said...

The pix are amazing-I have never close enough to an eagle for a pic like yours

stoppin by from allmed to say Hi

Teri said...

I love eagles. These are great pix!

Emily said...

That is fantastic CJ! Thank you for always coming to my site and leaving comments, I am finally getting my head on strait so I comment on you too!
What a magestic thing, to watch a Bald Eagle. Gotta love the US ofA!

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