This eagle flew overhead early one morning while I was watching the shore birds on Bunche Beach near Fort Meyers. I watched him for a while but he didn't return past me ~
The National Bird of the USA is easily recognizable in adult plumage by its white head and tail. Immatures are entirely dark brown. The only eagle in Southern Florida, it is substantially larger than the Osprey, which is harasses to seize freshly caught fish. Fairly common in our region, where it is a coastal resident and breeder.