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Bald Eagle Bath Time

July 3, 2017

Bald Eagle Bath Time

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Megan Maher Megan Maher

Majestic. Patriotic. Beautiful. These are some of the words that come to mind when thinking about the bald eagle. A phrase used less frequently to describe this bird of prey is “bathing beauty.”

Pausing briefly to give me a curious look as my camera clicked away, the eagle dipped its head into the water, fluffed out its feathers, and sent droplets flying in all directions. It still looked striking, regal even.

Many birds seem to enjoy time in the tub, but the actual reasons for bird bathing are unknown. Studies suggest that splashing about might help to keep them clean and their feathers functioning for weather, water, and flight.

Nikon D500


Bridgeport, USA Map It

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2 comments

Ken Conley
July 5, 2017 at 9:04 am

Wow – Absolutely stunning!

Gail Rogers
July 8, 2017 at 3:03 pm

I love this picture.