Blue Mesa Bald Eagle On Snag, Curecanti National Recreation Area, Colorado. Haliaeetus leucocephalus”
I was in Gunnison photographing for the Sage Spirit project this week and decided to check on a snag where I’d photographed a bald eagle in the winter of 2010. Sure enough, he was there two years later! Although an ornithologist friend told me that winter loafing perches are first come, first serve; I assumed it was the same eagle, back on his favorite perch. It’s a good spot too, right over open water near the dam. I just went back to the 2009 photo to see if he’s on the same branch:
“Curecanti Bald Eagle On Snag in Winter, Curecanti NRA, Colorado”
He used the higher branch in ’10. Hmmmm, maybe it’s a different bird after all!