|Mature Bald Eagle perched.|
|Immature Bald Eagle on cottonwood branch.|
|Immature Bald Eagle in flight - 1|
|Immature Bald Eagle in flight - 2.|
|Mature Bald Eagle in cottonwood.|
|Mature female bald eagle with nestling in nest.|
|Bald Eagle soaring.|
|Mated pair in brood in nest.|
|Bald Eagle preening|
|Adult Bald Eagle in cottonwood snag.|
|Bald Eagle against the full moon.|
|Mature Bald Eagle on ice at the edge of the Kettle River in northern Ferry County, Washington State. This eagle has stopped for a drink after checking when another eagle killed and consumed a fish earlier in the day.|
|Mature Bald Eagle at edge of ice surveying area where other eagles have made recent fish kills.|
|Mature Bald Eagle perched in cottonwood snag near Kettle River in Okanogan Highlands region of Washington State, U.S.A.|
|Juvenile bald eagle perches in western larch snag along the shoreline of the Kettle River in northern Ferry County, Washington State, U.S.A.|
|PARENT & FLEDGED BALD EAGLE|
With smoother and practiced grace the parent eagle launches into the air, leaving the fledged youngster watching. American Eagle Info Site states that over 40% of first flights for young eagles are fatal.
|Mature bald eagle in flight - Location: Lake Roosevelt National Recreational Area, northern Washington State, U.S.A.|
|Juvenile bald eagle in flight - Kettle River Valley, Okanogan Highlands, Washington State, U.S.A.|
This eagle, one of a mated pair, is landing on a perch to take up it's turn at guarding a nest with at least one fledgling present.
The nest is located in an old cottonwood snag along the headwaters of a small river in northeastern Washington State. I visited the site a number of times before catching sight of movement that confirmed there were eaglets in the nest.