Eagles visit our fields each winter in search of food to forage on. Two summers ago we added a windmill with air pumps to our small back yard pond to keep the water moving to help it stay cleaner. Last winter was the first time ever, that I witnessed an eagle drink. I was thrilled that I was able to get some pictures of several different eagles taking sips, but the images were nothing like this. Now that I knew they would drink from our pond, I waited all season for the right lighting and conditions. So one day last week I was super excited to watch from my window as this eagle landed in the field and walked over to the opening through the iced over pond. With tears in my eyes, in utter amazement and awe, I was able to take a few photographs of this female appearing to be looking at herself in her own reflection before taking a nice long drink of water from our pond.