I have to admit I’ve gotten out of the habit of rising early and hitting the local trails with my camera; but lately I’m trying to do better. Getting out early means cooler temperatures, fewer people, and a higher likelihood of spotting some interesting local wildlife. The young bald eagles have pretty much left the nest, but the other day I did spot one of them perched a few trees away, yelling his head off. I’m not sure if he was trying to announce his presence to the world or hoping somebody would bring him a bite of food.
This morning I managed to leave the house about 5:30 a.m. It was a beautiful July morning, and one of my rewards for getting out so early was this amazing image: