Thursday, December 1, 2016

Bald Eagles on the GW Parkway

When we first moved here ten years ago, it was not uncommon to see bald eagles routinely flying around the George Washington Parkway. There was even a famous couple called George and Martha.  But over the years there seems to be a paucity of them. However, occasionally one can still see the remnants of the huge nests that are built to survive the most wicked weather. On our way to the Subaru dealership the other day in Alexandria, we took our route along the GW Parkway. There is an eagle's nest near the golf course just past Old Towne heading east. In the spring there were eagles in the nest, and it was a treat to see one observing the surroundings in the tree limbs while the other was nesting. We haven't been this way for awhile. So it was with unexpected delight that we saw two eagles sitting next to each other on a branch above the nest that has been used for so many years now. Unfortunately I wasn't prepared to see them and took a couple photos just at the last minute. Maybe one of these days we will finally get a closer look. In the meantime, it's such a joy to see the huge birds in a not so wilderness like environment. Let's hope they like their home as much as we like having them here.

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