The Eagle Trip

Once again, our family traveled to Guntersville State Park to see the great Bald Eagle. We were able to see several eagles soaring overhead. This year, however, the nest we usually visit was empty–no adult eagles or eaglets. We did get to see some birds up close during some of the seminars. See the photos below. These are injured birds who cannot be turned back into the wild successfully.

Some of you may think this visit to be strange, but here in the southeast, eagle sitings are considered a rare thing. Fortunately, their populations are continuing to grow here. Perhaps someday they will become as common as our hawks, owls and other raptors.

Special thanks to Amy Salyards for providing the pictures below:







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5 Responses to The Eagle Trip

  1. Don Morse says:

    Eagles are one of the most majestic creatures in the wild. In northern Michigan and in Ontario Canada where I have spent time on fishing and camping outings we see quite a few. It is a great site to see them perched in a tree or circling over head. I got lucky early one morning, we were in the boat and just after the sun came up we had one grab a trout right out of the lake about 50 yards away….WOW.

  2. Anonymous says:

    I’m sorry you didn’t get to see many Eagles. I know the trip was fun. Tell Amy her pictures are beautiful.

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