This was another 'I can't believe it' moment with Ozzie and Harriet, the bald eagles in North Ft. Myers. I visited the nest last weekend and it went from being absolutely quiet with nary a winged soul to be found to suddenly bustling with activity. In this shot, Ozzie had arrived a few minutes prior. Harriet was minding her own business up on a higher branch with her back to me and the two eaglets were tucked below in the nest. With most birds, you can sense when they're getting ready to take flight. They twitch their feet, wobble a bit, ruffle their feathers...give some kind of indication they're about to do something. But, not the American bald eagle. Almost always, they catch me off guard because they take off without warning. Well, this time I was staring through my viewfinder hoping to take a family portrait when Ozzie took off unexpectedly, prompting Harriet to look that way along with one of the eaglets. I held my breath and pressed the shutter. **click** **click** **click** What are the odds the eagle family was just as interested in what Ozzie was doing as I was? (Look closely at the bottom of the pic and you can see one of the eaglets watching Dad take off.) The little ones were quite active before their parents got home. More on that this weekend. In the meantime, I'm linking to Skywatch Friday and I hope everyone has a terrific day!