The Eagle

The Eagle

By Alfred, Lord Tennyson

He clasps the crag with crooked hands;
Close to the sun in lonely lands,
Ring’d with the azure world, he stands.
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The wrinkled sea beneath him crawls;
He watches from his mountain walls,
And like a thunderbolt he falls.

We spent the night on Whidbey Island and in the early morning we headed out on a walk along the Saratoga Passage. In the distance we saw a bird with a white crown and knew it was an Eagle. We were hoping it would stay put until we made our way down to the landing.

The Inn where we stayed is up on the bluff.
It always amazes me how feisty crows can be around Eagles. The Eagle gave one screech at the crow and the crow backed off.
Before we headed back for our breakfast at the Inn we were alerted to the fact that a whale was making it’s way along the Saratoga Passage. I couldn’t get a great shot of the spray because it was hard to predict. It was still exciting to see.
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After breakfast we checked out and had a couple adventures on the Island before we headed to the Ferry Terminal for our ride back to the mainland. I’ll show more photos from our adventures and from the Inn soon.
About Ellenhttps://happywonderer.com/I am a wife, mother, baba (grandmother) and a loyal friend. Jesus is my King and my hope is in my future with Him.

13 thoughts on “The Eagle

  1. Ellen, those are fantastic photos of the eagle. Did you use a tripod? You sure do have a steady hand to zoom that well without shaking. They are an amazing bird and I am always happy when they come to the farm. I am always amazed that they see me coming…even when I am sneaky.

  2. Eagles are so majestic and compelling to watch. We see them often in the tall tree beside our house and along the highway on our way into town. Your pictures are very good.

  3. Thank you for sharing some of your special moments at the Inn. Your eyes were open to see the beautiful miracles around you and to juat take time to appreciate them. rather than rushing away. There is something to be said about that. What a beautiful eagle!

  4. Good job…on capturing the eagle on his perch. I never tire of watching them…swooping and sailing…or stalking their prey…or playing with the crows…or just sitting. And I am always reminded of one of my favorite verses…’They that wait upon the Lord, shall renew their strength; they shall mount up on wings like eagles’.

  5. What wonderful photos of this majestic eagle, Ellen! He seemed to be quite intent on looking for something to eat..the crow was lucky to get away quickly. I’d love to see a whale pass through so closely!

  6. Great shots!!! Whitbey Island must be a magical place to visit – I’ve been enjoying your pictures from there on your recent posts and look foward to more!

  7. Great poses of our your Eagle..And they will be lifted up with wings of an Eagle.
    I bore you on Eagles wings and brought you to myself….
    Powerful analogies.
    I think I want to make a road trip and just find all those little quaint spots to visit.

  8. Amazing. I don’t see them often here. Perhaps vultures and eagles don’t get along. Crows are very vocal around vultures, too, and the vultures back off. I’m so glad that the eagles don’t. Looks as if you are enjoying a nice time away in a beautiful location with lots of adventures.

  9. These are amazing shots! Good that you could get so close to the eagle, or was it the special lens of your camera? Anyway, I can tell you’ve had a wonderful trip. I’ve never gone on a whale sighting trip, so have to depend on photos from you. 😉

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