|Majestic bald eagle. This is a BIG BIRD!|
I saw a bald eagle right in town in Marksville, LA. Couldn't believe it! This sighting was confirmed by my aunt and uncle, experienced wild life spotters. (I would not have trusted my identification of this bald eagle in between two houses in Marksville, but we confirmed it with binoculars.)
Then I saw two bald eagles at the Morganza spillway. One sitting in the nest and the other in a tree nearby. They have apparently built a new second nest there closer to the road. (The "old" larger nest that I used to see them in is still present in a large tree a couple hundred yards from the road.)
I think wife-eagle told her mate that she wanted a bigger kitchen and they built a new nest!
Painted Bunting: one gaudy bird:
I think the Painted Bunting looks like what a kindergartener would paint if you gave him a broad brush and some poster paints in primary colors and said to him, "now paint a bird."
P.S. I saw another painted bunting this morning at Effie! A personal world record for me!