Wednesday, September 27, 2006

Soaring With Eagles

Wednesday, September 27, 2006

I was birding around Cambridge, Maryland recently and noticed that there were bald eagles EVERYWHERE! What a stunning comeback our national symbol has made in these parts. Here (above) is a pair nesting outside a Delmarva trinket shop, along Route 50, seemingly oblivious to the roar of traffic below. So regal. So calm.

Perhaps it's because these eagles are made out of ceramic.

Later in the morning I saw an adult eagle striking a familiar pose on a post along the far-less-busy wildlife drive inside Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge. It was such a stunning sight that I felt compelled to digiscope it.

Later that afternoon, I realized that the eagle on the post was simply practicing to get a job as a flag-pole eagle (see image below).

I hope he/she got the job.


On September 28, 2006 at 7:39 AM elizabird said...

Delmarva? Where's that?

On September 28, 2006 at 8:27 AM Anonymous said...

Ah Bill...ever witty, and ever keeping us on our toes. What? Eagles nesting in a parking lot????? Your posts are always a delight.

On September 28, 2006 at 9:41 AM Liza Lee Miller said...

Delmarva -- the Delmarva penninsula is the chunk of land between the Chesapeake Bay and the Atlantic ocean. It is partly DELaware, partly MARyland, and partly VirginiA. DEL-MAR-VA. :)

My grandmother lives in Easton and I love that area.

On September 28, 2006 at 7:55 PM LunaDeMoth said...

Methinks Elizabird knows where Delmarva lies.

On December 15, 2008 at 12:46 PM Flu-Bird said...

I live here in SISKIYOU COUNTY here in NORTHERN CALIFORNIA and there are many BALD EAGLES that nest around here during the spring and summer even with the farming they have adopted