Saturday, February 14, 2009

Fly Like an Eagle

I had hoped to have a report of my day at the Merrimack River Eagle Festival, but will have to content myself with sharing other people's pictures. For now. I got side-tracked by my superintendent and his wife, so will have to try to go another day.

Thirty years ago, the American Bald Eagle population in Massachusetts was down to eight. Today, the count is 80 and growing. Just north of where I live, on what is called the North Shore (Newburyport along the Merrimack River), is a large population of eagles. Every year, the Massachusetts Audobon Society hosts a family friendly festival.

These pictures (from the MA Audobon site) show what I missed, but I am determined to catch some shots myself soon. Meanwhile, I am packing to make like an eagle and fly to Portland, Oregon for a week of meetings (I leave at 6 tomorrow morning). Hopefully I'll see something interesting while I'm there...something besides the inside of the hotel and meeting rooms =)


mon@rch said...

Eagles are amazing thanks for sharing!

inlandempiregirl said...

Just yesterday we saw two bald eagles, turkeys, and ravens all hanging out together in a field!!

Sunny said...

Hope you have a wonderful time in Oregon.

La Tea Dah said...

I love eagles! We have a cluster of tall, bare trees by the river --- and each winter a group of eagles set up housekeeping. I always look for them when we drive by, and they are usually always there. I'm sure their high perch is a great hunting spot for fish in the Columbia.