They are Everywhere!   1 comment

When I got up today I couldn’t decide if I wanted to take pictures or not.  It was overcast outside, but I knew that is actually better than it being sunny.  But it is still a little chilly outside, so that didn’t get me excited.  After a little back and forth my friend David on Twitter, I decided I would head out.  I grabbed my camera and hubby (decided to add some garage sailing into the mix) and off we went.

We headed over to Anacortes.  One – there was a garage sale and local place that sells estate items was open.  Two – one of my places I go to  catch eagles is over there.  On the way into Anacortes, I wasn’t disappointed with my eagle spot.  There was an adult and a juvenile.  Snapped some photos and off we went.

After purchasing a mirror that wouldn’t quite fit in the car, so we had to tie the trunk shut, we headed off.  We made another stop to see if the eagles were still there.  Well.. they were plus more!  The adult was there, plus an additional 3 juveniles in the field (so total of 4).  Then up the road in some trees were 2 more juveniles.  What luck I thought!  More pictures and off we go. (Yes, this is going to be a more lengthy blog)

We made a quick stop at the gas station down the road by the casino.  I’m waiting in the car looking at my pictures when something in the distance on a power pole catches my eye – a white head.  I rush out of the car and aim my camera over there.  Sure enough, another adult eagle!  A worker comes over and mentions there is a pair of eagles that have a nest nearby.  That’s when I see the other one much closer on a piling that is the nearby water channel.  He is sitting there munching on a fish.  So, off I go to get closer.

How excited am I?  Very!  S/he finally flies off, with fish in claw, to join its mate on the power pole.  Josh and I jump in the car and head out.  At this point we figure we might as well see if we can find more at a nest we know of on Farm to Market Road (yes, this is an actual road name).  We happen to see an eagle on our way there, but none are around the nest area.  So we continue down the road, figuring we will hit another road to head home.  But then we see another one it field.  Stop – take pictures – head on.

At this point we figure we will head into Edison to get some fresh bread from The Bread Store (omg, their bread is so good!!).  Well, that is when it gets plan eagle crazy.  We start seeing eagles everywhere.  They are in the trees all over the place.  And in the distance we can see them circling.  We stopped at one spot where I captured this photo of 4 of them together.  Within viewing distance there was another one sitting in a field and 3 to 4 more in another tree off to the distance.

After this point, I’m pretty much done stopping.  I’ve gotten plenty of eagle pictures.  Right?  Wrong!!  As we pull into the very small town of Edison, there is and adult and a juvenile sitting in a tree right in front of someone’s house.  Talk about jealous!  I want eagles in my trees!  But there are pretty close to road and so majestic, that I just have stop one more time.  So, out I go to grab a picture or two.. or not.. stupid battery!  Luckily I got a back-up for Christmas.  So, quickly change that out and then I’m able to grab this picture.

And that is that.  We pick up our bread and head home.  We still manage to spot about another half-dozen more eagles on our way home.  What an adventure and I feel so lucky to live in an area that has such a strong population of these beautiful creatures.  And to think.. I almost didn’t go out today.

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  1. Wow, you just suck Sarah! 😛 Okay, being serious…pretty sweet that there were all these wonderful eagles for ya!

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