A pair of bald eagles nest at the lake, and this one graced us with its presence as it hunted trout.
Unlike the osprey, the bald eagle is not designed for plunging and can easily break a wing if it hits the water too hard. This eagle was careful and lowered its legs with opened talons, and plucked a dead trout from the water.
Trillium Lake, Oregon. (2014)
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