We have a pair of Bald Eagles that are now scouting and hunting here on our 101 acre private community lake. The Bald Eagles were sitting in my next door neighbor’s tree yesterday morning (12-1-10) at about 11:00 AM. I got a few pictures of the perched Eagles. One of these same Bald Eagles was out hunting for American Coots or small animals such as Chipmunks, that afternoon at about 3:30 PM. That Eagle perched across the lake and my pictures of that Eagle were not as crisp due to the distance. You will note in the one photo I took of the Eagle flying, that the Eagle was quite close to a flock of rather terrified American Coots! As far as I know, the Eagle did not get a Coot on that occasion.
I have been told by an official with the local TN Dept. of Fish and Wildlife Resources Agency office, that there are likely four nesting pairs of Bald Eagles in my community. It is a joy seeing the big birds each and every time here! Please click on the thumbnail version to see the larger picture.