Not only did I wear my flip flops today, but I waded into the lake too. Temperatures here in Maine hovered in the 80’s for a few days in a row now. Mud season has come and gone a full month ahead of schedule. Moths flutter around my porch light, my windows are open at 9pm and a few peepers can be heard in the distance.
The lake water was still pretty cold, icy even. I’d worked up a slight sweat walking down to the water, so I didn’t mind. It was so warm, the nesting eagle sat on the edge of her nest. I’m sure the eggs were warm enough in the sun. Hopefully not too warm.
Across the lake, I spied the other eagle, sitting on a log in the water. He seemed to be eating something, or perhaps preening . . . taking a bath?
In the distance, I saw a pair of loons diving.
I was in heaven! And I remember thinking to myself;
Wow, what an awesome day. It can’t get any better than this.
And then I witnessed this:
The eagle parents switching places! It all happened in a matter of seconds, so I’m glad I had my camera trained on the nest to catch it.