Bald Eagle sightings really excite me. I suppose that this is something not too unusual for people who enjoy the out of doors and bird watching. I have now lived here in Central Florida for a year and this weekend marks the first time I have seen a Bald Eagle here. My husband and I went up the road to the Paynes Prairie State Preserve overlook on the state highway, near Micanopy and Gainesville, Florida (I have posted about this place several times) on Saturday, April 5, 2014.
I was busily looking at one of the six Alligators (no wading birds – gee, I wonder why???) when this Bald Eagle flew right over my head and then flew across the highway and perched up in a large electric line tower. That eagle just sat there for about at least 20 minutes watching us and scanning the area for a tasty rodent, fish, smaller bird or other animal to make a meal out of. The eagle was still there when we left. Please click on the thumbnail image to see the larger picture. Enjoy!