And here is the zoom in to the silhouette in the tree: the third eagle. I said that we saw three at once and this is the third.
This is another juvenile.
Right now in the Pacific Northwest, it is a wonderful time to see eagles and hawks. I went to visit my daughter in Bellingham this weekend. With few leaves out, the hawks are very visible, perched high up, waiting for game.
This photograph delights me. The young eagle is so ruffled and scruffy compared to the parent. Feathers all every which way, like a gangly teenager. And looks a bit sullen and grumpy, too. My teens were certainly hungry all the time and I suspect that the eagles were out because they are hungry too, so early in the spring.
Thank you, eagles!
As we walk away from the tree, here is a shot back. Both are still present but you do have to look for them. I look for the shape from a distance.
Here at last are my two star close ups of the eagles. I am standing on the path right below the tree. The eagles are putting up with me with amazing patience. They are so high up that other people are walking right by and not noticing. Take out the earbuds! Look up!
I am submitting both to the Ragtag Daily Prompt: flight.
I went for a walk at Fort Worden this week and did not walk on the beach. I was wearing work shoes not suitable for sand. I went up the bluff to the bunkers instead. The bunkers are so quiet in the winter, without all the tourists.
It was very dark yesterday by 3:00 pm. We are so close to the solstice now.
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