Reason #4,792 why I love Oregon…

May 27th, 2014

… because you can go to the beach on a busy holiday weekend and still have it all to yourself.  Well, except for the BALD EAGLE you spot, snacking on a seal carcass!

Bald Eagle May 2014

Yes, I know, a bit of an eew factor.

But hey, that’s the kind of thing eagles eat.

This picture doesn’t even BEGIN to do justice to this Marlin Perkins moment (those of you who aren’t baby boomers are probably scratching your heads right now, wondering who the heck I’m talking about — click here for more information if that’s you). It was taken with an iPhone from a fair distance, as we didn’t want to get too much closer and risk disturbing his lunch.

I thought it was a seagull at first. A really big seagull. My husband spotted the white head and said, “No, I think that’s an eagle.” I didn’t believe him, but when the eagle stretched his wings and flapped upwards a bit, revealing those big, powerful, feathered legs, I knew he was right.

The eagle’s mate was there, too, flying around.  Absolutely breathtaking to see the pair of them. How often does THAT happen?

Only in Oregon…

 

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