The Bald Eagle is a majestic and dynamic bird. They are scarce here and a reasonably rare sight. We were very blessed on our Christmas drive to see five of them. Four were gathered by a creek and then this lone one was in a tree near a subdivision. The eagle stayed in the tree as I approached though it grew restless. Eventually I got too close and it took wing, but it gave me ample opportunity to get some magnificent shots. I am so grateful to have seen it and to get this photo.