Friday, January 18, 2008

The Eagles Are Coming! The Eagles Are Coming!

Actually, they’re already here, at least two of them, over down there by Camp Smith. The other morning, one, a juvenile I think, was wheeling low over the water where you cross the Jan Peek Bridge. Stopped at the light, I looked around for others and saw a burly, white-headed grownup perched on a tree on the slope just above the road, so that it was about fifty feet over the crowd of cars stopped three ways at the light. As far as I could see, I was the only driver craning my neck forward and up, and the otherwise secret juxtaposition of the mighty symbol of American dominance with the scrum of commuters wishing they didn’t have to go contribute to the wellbeing of the homeland this one day, was funny.


8 comments:

wcs said...

Ah, Gwaihir the Windlord would be proud.

Magpie said...

Raptors!

wcs said...

And Landroval, his brother.

Bill Braine said...

Please tell me you at least had to look up Landroval.

Magpie said...

Driving around doing errands today, I saw several hawks floating about. I thought of you.

Bill Braine said...

Just drive to the reservoir and check out the big boys.

wcs said...

Yup.

Amy H said...

Bill - my cousin lives in Washington state and has some fab eagle photos on her Flickr site: http://www.flickr.com/photos/melissafrances/

The kids might enjoy!