This Bald Eagle perched in tree reminds me of a hood ornament they used to have on cars years ago. I’m sure most people do not know what I’m talking about (The purpose of a hood ornament is to add a decorative touch to the vehicle and to personalize it.). If you search for “hood ornament”, maybe you will see what I see.
Bald Eagles, with their distinctive white head, sharp talons and powerful wings, are one of the most recognizable birds of prey in North America. Often found perched atop tall trees or soaring through the skies, these birds are truly a symbol of freedom and American patriotism.
This iconic bird is known for its keen eyesight, which allows it to spot prey from great distances. In fact, a Bald Eagle’s eyesight is up to four times better than a human’s, making it an efficient hunter.
Despite its powerful appearance, the Bald Eagle is also a highly adaptable bird. It can survive in a variety of habitats, including coastal regions, lakes, rivers, and forests. The bird’s versatility has helped it to thrive and maintain its place as the national symbol of the United States.
Despite their success, Bald Eagles have faced challenges over the years. The use of pesticides such as DDT, which thinned the bird’s eggs, nearly caused their extinction. However, thanks to conservation efforts, the Bald Eagle’s population has rebounded, and it was removed from the list of endangered species in 2007.
If you’re lucky, you may catch a glimpse of a Bald Eagle perched in a tree, or soaring through the skies. These birds are truly a sight to behold, and they serve as a reminder of the beauty and power of nature. So, next time you see a Bald Eagle perched in a tree, take a moment to appreciate this magnificent bird, and all the efforts that have gone into preserving it for future generations to enjoy.
- Camera: Canon EOS R7
- Lens: RF 800mm F11 IS STM
- Location: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge (Oklahoma)
- Date and Time Taken: January 4, 2023 (11:40 A. M.)
- Exposure Mode: Manual
- Aperture: f11 (Fixed)
- Shutter speed: 1/1600
- ISO: 500 (Auto)
- Exposure Compensation: -1 EV
- Focal Length: 800 mm (Fixed)