Photograph and text by Joshua Walls
From the July 2021 issue
Early one morning I was out for a drive in Slaughter Beach, and as I was approaching a farmer’s field I noticed what I thought were turkey buzzards (also known as vultures) perched on an irrigation system. I quickly realized these were in fact bald eagles. I counted more than 30 of them, ranging from all-brown juveniles to full-grown adults with their iconic white head and tail.
This took me by complete surprise to see so many in one place! They seemed to be gathering to eat the leftovers from the farm field. I was so happy I had my camera with me and was able to pull over and take a moment to steady my hand, as I was shaking with excitement to get this once-in-a-lifetime shot!