Our local Bald Eagle male (Pride) lost his mate (Joy) in late October. He set out to find a new one, and may have settled on this four year old sweetheart. She retains some of the dark streaks on her bill, head and tail characteristic of early fifth year (fully adult) plumage. They appear to still be in the process of establishing a pair bond and it may be too late in the season for them to start a family. Here in south Florida, most Bald Eagles lay their eggs by early December. Pride spends much time in the nest, hoping she will join him, which she did, if only briefly.
Birding has been a bit slow, so my attention turns to subjects which are more easily seen and photographed, such as this Monarch on Ixora blossoms...
...a male Julia heliconian...
... a Gulf Fritillary...
...a Zebra heliconian...
...a male Queen (not a contradiction in terms)...
...and a White Peacock:
Linking to Misty's CAMERA CRITTERS,
Linking to Eileen's SATURDAY'S CRITTERS,
This Great Blue Heron posed at the lake shore in front of our neighbor's fence. By edict of the homeowners association, all the fences must look the same as this. I must stray far from home to find any variety.
Linking to GOOD FENCES by Tex (Theresa).
An unsettled sky at sunrise over our local wetlands:
Linking to SKYWATCH FRIDAY by Yogi, Sylvia and Sandy
Looking to the north at dawn we see the approaching storm clouds:
Linking to WEEKEND REFLECTIONS by James
Please visit the links to all these memes to see some excellent photos on display