Saturday, June 26, 2010
Altered Eagle - Bunged Up Bald Eagle
Back in May, I took these photographs of a second year Bald eagle with a fouled up fowl leg. See how the left leg is hanging down? It should be tucked up close to the body like its other leg. The good news is that it was fishing and successfully. I took the photographs in Warren, Maine during the Alewife run. The eagle was catching plenty of Alewives and competing with Ospreys and assorted gulls. You could think of that as the Special Olympics for eagles. No fishy, no livey or something like that. I hope it makes it and wins the gold. If it does, would that make it a Golden eagle? No, just bald and lucky. I know quite a few guys who wish they could say the same. If only they would drop the comb-overs maybe they'd get lucky, too. Bald ain't all bad.