Eagles!

Here in the Pacific Northwest our winter weather is fairy temperate. Nestled between Puget Sound and the Cascade Mountains, we see a lot of cloudy skies and rain, which can get difficult when the sun hasn’t made an appearance for several weeks. But one of the rare treats we have here are eagles. Mostly Bald Eagles.

There are several lakes and rivers here as well, and with salmon beginning their spawning run up river, the eagles are returning. They feast on dead and decaying salmon carcasses, and perch in trees overlooking the rivers. Not far from our home is a river, and with salmon making their return we’ve had eagles return to the area as well.

The past several mornings I’ve heard eagles calling, announcing this and that. And a massive tree which is a favored perch, is once again populated by Bald Eagles, both mature birds with their white heads and juveniles with their full colors not yet displayed.

Here are a few photos I grabbed this morning in the drizzle and gray. Enjoy!

About mariner2mother

I'm a mother of a creative 16 year old son, and a former merchant ship's deck officer. To feed my creative side I take photos. I am also Reiki attuned and am a student of Energy Healing, having used several healing modalities to work on myself and my family. Our most recent adventure has me homeschooling my teenager and going through a very challenging spontaneous Kundalini Awakening.
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9 Responses to Eagles!

  1. The Hook says:

    Nicely done, my friend!

  2. candidkay says:

    Wow! Amazing to see so many, as here they are rare.

  3. amandahoving says:

    Oh my goodness – my husband would be in heaven! He gets more interested in birds, particularly eagles, with every year of life. He says it’s a stamp of middle-age, but…? Great pics!

    • I’m glad you like the pics. And as for becoming interested in birds as a sign of middle age… there are worse things to become interested in – lol! These days I have a small table with my laptop on it right next to a picture window, and I love to look outside at the birds and other creatures passing by.

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