There’s a park I go to that used to be a crummy golf course until a flood decimated it a few years back. Instead of reopening, it was donated to the township and turned into a nice little park.

I first started going there because they supposedly had a nesting pair of bald eagles. Never seen them until the other day.

I was walking the trail and came across some other birds.

Don’t know what these are, but they were having fun playing on a fence.

Then saw this thing.

Walking further down the path I saw some canadian geese.

Then I happened to look up and see a familiar shape on the branch of a dead tree.

“Holy shit, it’s a bald eagle!”

They are not a terribly uncommon bird here. I usually see a few puttering about each year. But I haven’t come across one perched so closely. I proceed to take a bunch of photos.

Majestic AF applies

As I’m standing there taking photos, a gaggle of loud, power walking humans pass by. I was going to be like “Hey, look! A bald eagle.” But I didn’t. They were annoying.

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Plus, if they didn’t bother to look in the general direction that the dude with the gigantic tele-photo was looking, they probably didn’t care anyway.

After just standing there for awhile enjoying the company of my bird friend, I continue on my way. And find a little dude trying his best to blend in with the natural surroundings.

“No birds here. Nope. Just grass and weeds.”

As I’m walking back, I look up again to see if the eagle is still there. “Oh, he moved to another tree.”

“You speak first.” “ No, you speak first ...”

Then I look back at the original tree. “It’s both of ‘em!!!!”

*shutter noise intensifies*

Part of me wishes the skies had been clear so I would have had an easier time of taking the photos. But I think the washed out backgrounds from the cloud cover makes for a cool effect.

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