On my drive up to our log cabin on Friday, I was really sad to see a dead Bald Eagle crumbled on the side of the Interstate. He must have been hit by a car. I called our local DNR (Department of Natural Resources) to report my finding as they are federally protected birds and you are suppose to contact them if you see one in trouble or dead. The rest of the day my heart just hung heavy.
The next morning I was looking out from our deck and could see a "muddy bird" on a little island that's on our lake. I was so happy when I pulled my camera out and realized it was a juvenile Bald Eagle. I felt exhilarated and reborn. It was going to be a great day.
Eagles get their notorious white feathered head and beautiful yellow beak when they are 3-4 years old.