Once again, our family traveled to Guntersville State Park to see the great Bald Eagle. We were able to see several eagles soaring overhead. This year, however, the nest we usually visit was empty–no adult eagles or eaglets. We did get to see some birds up close during some of the seminars. See the photos below. These are injured birds who cannot be turned back into the wild successfully.
Some of you may think this visit to be strange, but here in the southeast, eagle sitings are considered a rare thing. Fortunately, their populations are continuing to grow here. Perhaps someday they will become as common as our hawks, owls and other raptors.
Special thanks to Amy Salyards for providing the pictures below: