One of the most exciting things to happen during our stay in Seattle was when I fulfilled a life-long dream to see an American Bald Eagle, reasonably up close and personal.
On Tuesday afternoon, after taking a short break near the shore of Green Lake, I was walking back to the car when something caught my eye. Up in the branches of a nearby tree was something that appeared to be a bald eagle. At first I thought I was seeing things, but once I got closer, there was no doubt that this was the real thing. You can see where the bird was located in the tree by the red circle in the picture immediately below. The one after that is the best of the few closeups I was able to take.
I had heard that bald eagles were making a comeback around the nation, but had no idea they were taking up residence in an urban setting such as Seattle. A few minutes with google confirmed that indeed, it’s fairly common to spot these majestic birds around Green Lake and other similar areas of the city. That is excellent news!