Soaring With Eagles
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.