Thursday evening, a pair of bald eagles were spotted lying in the rough near Semiahmoo golf course. Apparently, they had become entangled in the air, and fallen from grace. Lots of eagles hang out at Semiahmoo. It is mating season, when feathered creatures get a little goofy. Eagle nests are not uncommon in our forests. We often hear the call of an eagle before we see the great birds, but we see them on the beaches, in the golf course ponds, riding the air currents, fishing for lunch and dinner. We rarely see them in the weeds, lying on the ground, apparently "stuck" together. It's exceedingly rare...isn't it? The gathering of spectators wondered if these two eagles had been mating or sparring? What would cause them to fall to our level? Impossible for two-leggeds to determine, On the computer screen, it does look like there's a bit of blood mixed in the white feathers of their bald heads. For probably half an hour, they struggled to disentangle themselves, Eventually, the pair seemed to rest, taking cover in the ditch between a paved trail and a drive, as photographed here, resigned to their attachment to one another. . When this rookie photographer approached, another eagle, in the adjacent evergreen empire, called warning to the pair on the ground. After well over an hour on the ground, the eagles managed to free themselves, and eventually lifted off to happy ever after, we hope!!. We did call the Department of Fish and Wildlife, while the eagles were on the ground, in case they needed help to get home... but the eagles flew away before the DFW posse arrived.
Unusual Eagle Behavior at Semiahmoo
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