Sometimes when I’m driving to the Computer Mine in the morning I eat an apple for breakfast.
When I get out of my car I like to throw that apple into the woods before I descend into the Mine. I do this because I figure that the apple is better used by many of the woodland creatures that scurry around out there than it would be sitting and rotting in the garbage can next to my bench.
Today when I threw the apple I disturbed a crow. I love crows.
So I watched the crow fly up and out of the woods and into the Ames sky.
As I tracked his flight I noticed an abnormally large brown thing perched on a tree behind the mine. Then I noticed its white head.
I didn’t bring my camera to work today but I was able to borrow the camera of a fellow miner to snap off a few shots of the beast.
This is the first time that I have seen a bald eagle in Ames.