American Bald Eagle with Eaglet, Illinois, United States by Sandra Rust

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I was out taking photos of the American Bald Eagle with her eaglet in Will County, Illinois, and noticed she had 2 eaglets. Unfortunately, there were tree branches blocking the view to the 2nd eaglet. Actually there are 2 trees blocking the view to the nest. Miraculously, I was out on a very windy day with 26 mph wind gusts, that moved the tree branches to the side enough to give me this shot of the eagle and one of the eaglets. It was so amazing to see the eaglet make eye contact to me from around 100 feet away. I recently learned that birds have two foveas in each eye, one helps them see forward and the other helps them see to the side. Their vision is excellent.

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