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Bald Eagles…

10 Dec
For over a decade I drove the same road to work.  A road that winds along the river and has a mix of industrial and farmland.  Not a bad commute, not a great commute when an accident would happen as you were stuck, no way to go around or take another road and you could be stuck for hours. 
But the best part of that drive came back to me last week when I went out to my old job to have lunch with a friend.
Bald eagles everywhere…in the fields…in their nests high up in the trees…sitting on sign posts…flying overhead.  Literally bald eagles wherever you looked for miles.  I had forgotten just how much I enjoyed seeing them each and every day.  How the drive to and from work was made better by seeing these magnificent birds of prey.
This is a good year for the Bald Eagles as we had the best salmon run in over 100 years.   
Amazing gifts we have from nature…
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Posted by on December 10, 2010 in Uncategorized

 

8 responses to “Bald Eagles…

  1. shadowtheadoptee

    December 12, 2010 at 4:56 pm

    If what you saw is anything like what I am picturing in my mind…awesome sight. You put a smile on my face this morning. Thanks.

    P.S. One of the benefits to being blind…things look like whatever my imagination wants them to look like, and it’s always a fabulous view. Thanks for sharing the view with me. I remember what bald eagles look like…majestic and mesmorizing birds they are.

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  2. The adopted ones

    December 12, 2010 at 5:23 pm

    They certainly are majestic and mesmorizing whether on the ground or circling overhead. Now that I think about it – I cannot remember not seeing them on a drive to or from work. It hit me that day how much I missed it and yet I had forgotten that feeling of peace just watching them had on me…and that makes me sad.

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  3. shadowtheadoptee

    December 12, 2010 at 10:59 pm

    Picture me sitting with an empathetic smile on my face. I know that feeling.

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  4. cb

    December 14, 2010 at 11:12 am

    It’s little things like that that can make your day, isn’t it.

    Where i work, we have a “garden” (well, a large lawn with trees on one side, fences on the other 2) and we have quite a few different animals that hang around in the garden (waterdragons, a tortoise, various birds, snakes and bunnies (OK I know they are a pest but we like having them in our work garden)) and I think I would miss the garden the most about work if I left (well, I would also miss the lovely people I work with too). It can often be a great topic of conversation (our specialist centre overlooks it) and quite often the patients, doctor and we secretaries are looking out the windows to see what is out there (the tortoise was a moment of great excitement lol)

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  5. The adopted ones

    December 14, 2010 at 2:07 pm

    You can keep the snakes – my worst nightmare come true…

    I had the pleasure of seeing a bearded? dragon (is there a bearded dragon?) when I visited and remember taking pictures and being completely in awe of how tame it was and how it allowed my friend to stroke its back.

    Who doesn’t love bunnies!!! And Tortoises!!!

    Wildlife is so precious and feels the soul. Have to remember to enjoy the beauty each day.

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  6. cb

    December 14, 2010 at 10:29 pm

    Just one (very shy) snake – I hate them too.

    I don’t think I had seen a tortoise in the wild before (despite spending childhood down at local creek – then again suburban creeks even in the 70s weren’t exactly pristine)

    With bunnies, it is like “where’s Wally”, i.e. half the fun is trying to find them or them and counting them – my record is 7, Dr B has the record at 10 LOL.

    Sadly hardly anyone (except me) actually goes into the garden – most of the looking is from the window.

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  7. Campbell

    December 18, 2010 at 3:02 pm

    We get very excited to see one bald eagle. “Bald eagles everywhere…in the fields…in their nests high up in the trees…sitting on sign posts…flying overhead” would be amazing!

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  8. The adopted ones

    December 18, 2010 at 3:21 pm

    Campbell,

    I am on the west coast…and we have it ALL!

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