Coming in for a landing - He sat further back in the field for a little while, probably trying to make sure everything was safe.
Looking right at us - We tried to be very still so we wouldn't disturb him. They have terrific eyesight, and I suspect he would have seen our motion through the window.
Defending his rights to this portion of the turkey carcass - apparently the buzzards were getting too close for his liking
I wish we could have heard him!
He's coming closer ...
We've had a variety of animals eating at our "slop pile" in the past (skunks, neighborhood dogs, foxes), but an eagle is more than we could have hoped for!
Look at that - he's standing right in our yard! For those of you familiar with our backyard, this is amazing!
We must have watched him for at least 15 minutes.
See the turkey bone in his mouth?
Something spooked him, and he flew off suddenly. It was amazing to watch.
I hope you enjoyed the pictures!