|I took this shot as we floated by the nest. I swear this eagle is making eye contact with my camera.|
We passed several eagle nests on the Des Moines river. The sheer size of each nest is incredible...they're like a Volkswagen beetles parked on tree tops. Each nest had a pair of eagles. One eagle sat on the nest and one played sentry. The sentry took their job seriously. As we approached each nest, from a safe distance, the giant bird would fly off his/her branch and fly in circles above our heads until we were no longer "threat worthy". I swear that the eagle made eye contact with me. It was very intense.