Bald Eagle Birdbath

Bald Eagle Bathing

This is the first time I have ever seen an eagle taking a bath. Logically I know that birds need to bath to stay clean but it was still a surprise to see an eagle in the river. The photo is not as clear as it should be but in my defense I was wading in the river towing the lodge’s sixteen-foot skiff that we use on our estuary tours. Using the skiff in the river permits close viewing of the grizzly bears as well as other interesting sites.