eagle imitating an anhinga

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I had never seen an eagle posing like this before. I have not seen many eagles so I will ask - is this common?

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That is just so cool. I think that that is the first time that I have ever seen that pose. Did he stay like that for a long time? Had it been raining?
 
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That is a great capture of that pose. That is called 'sunning'. Eagles do this when their wings have gotten wet from being in the water, not from rain. Other rapters and other birds as well do it.

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That is a great capture of that pose. That is called 'sunning'. Eagles do this when their wings have gotten wet from being in the water, not from rain. Other rapters and other birds as well do it.

Ron

I am trying to think back on that morning. I do think it had been raining and perhaps the eagle got wet when it was in the nest.
 
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Nice shoot Allen. He looks wet to me, their feathers have no oil like an Osprey. I have a shot of the other side of one. He was not wet but was grinning and smoking a cigarette.
 
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