The last of our drive last weekend - and it is almost the weekend again.
At the top of the far tree - an eagle sits
Looking for lunch?
Not far down the road - another eagle - a little to the left of the top of the tree
Look closely - in the top of the tallest tree in the distance - two Bald Eagles
In the dozens of times we've visited Bay View Interpretive Center we've never seen an eagle in the surrounding trees. Until this past weekend - right there on a branch, overlooking Padilla Bay. There were ducks in the bay, making good hunting for the eagle.
And then, up in the trees, another set of two Bald Eagles
A mature Bald Eagle in the tree
And an immature Bald Eagle, the head and tail feathers have not come in completely white yet - it takes 3-5 years to develop the entirely white head and tail.
Then, right next to the road (not at Bay View any more) -another Bald Eagle - it was an eagle sort of day!
Out near LaConner we saw Snow Geese landing in a distant field. At first we didn't see them, but heard them.
Coming in to land by the hundreds
I captured this group with the sun reflecting off their wings as they flew right over us.
We had made a circuit of this part of the Skagit Valley on a sunny day, a perfect ride for finding eagles.