We see Bald eagles every year up on the Buffalo River in Arkansas. I guess we get a bit spoiled by it and sometimes take it for granted. This year I was a couple of miles up river from the Rush access area just drifting along and I spot a baldie just sitting about 10 ft above the river on a stump. Normally when you get 50 ft or so away, they take off, but not this one. He hung around and let me get my phone out of my dry bag and get super close before he flew away.
I could not figure out why until I got home and looked at the photos closely. Just below the stump in an under cut in the bank was a mother otter and a couple of her kiddos. Guess we unknowingly saved one of them from being Sunday Brunch.