Bathing Bald Eagle

On my way home from Wabanaki Wilderness (archery shop) earlier this week I drove through Moosehorn National Wildlife Refuge to Magurrewock Marsh. I hoped the pair of American bald eagles would be there, and I wasn’t disappointed. I spotted the first eagle on the nesting platform just off Rt 1 in Baring.

American bald eagle, nesting platform

One of the two bald eagles sits on the nesting platform.

The 300 mm lens is no match for the distance so I took a few pictures, put the camera down, and watched the eagle bathe in a break in the ice.

The eagle took a bath in a break in the ice in the marsh.

At first I thought the eagle might be hurt. It was so wet I thought it must have been struggling in the water. When it was done it flew to a maple tree near the nesting platform and open water of the marsh.

Robin Follette

About Robin Follette

Maine Press Association award winner, 2013. Robin's Outdoors, Bangor Daily News, third place in Sports blogs. I grew up with a fishing pole in my hand and have always loved the outdoors. From gardening to hunting and fishing, kayaking, camping, hiking and foraging, most of my time is spent outdoors. I teach outdoor skills as a volunteer instructor for Hooked On Fishing - Not On Drugs and Becoming an Outdoors-Woman. Pro-staff at The Limb Grip. My personal blog is here. I'm currently working on my first book, a collection of short stories based on my outdoors experiences.