Our trip to Lummi Island was filled with eagles. We counted over 100 - though I couldn't get photos of all of them. It was fun seeing them up in the trees or flying overhead.
Right off we spotted this eagle up in a tree by the beach
Farther along - at the exact spot where I hurt my back last summer - we spotted some eagles up in the trees - again - near the beach. There are five of them - hint - three in the tree on the left, one in the third tree from the left and one in the last tree.
Closer of the three in the first tree
A Golden Eagle in the third tree. You can tell the difference between a juvenile Bald Eagle and a Golden Eagle by the beak - the Golden Eagle has a blue beak.
One bald eagle flew off into another tree - just as the snow was starting to fall.
Two more eagles in bare trees
Bald Eagles - they have a nest nearby
And then on the way home I spied these eagles on a rock - down a bank. But there was just enough room to pull off the road safely.
The female Bald Eagle is 35 to 37 inches, and is larger than the male. Wingspan ranges from 72 to 90 inches
They weigh from ten to fourteen pounds, and have very light bones, because they are hollow.
They have about 7,000 feathers and live as long as 30 years.