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Majestic Bald Eagles

Majestic Bald Eagles I pace myself on this dry winter day alongside my four legged running buddy. Been cooped up and restless within four walls watching the showers fiercely blown by the wind. It’s been four long days now and the storm has passed. I hear the wild piercing cries from up in the sky. Stopping my run in mid stride, I see three majestic bald eagles fly overhead, their distinctive white heads clearly visible as they soar and swoop, wings outstretched. They search for prey below in the fields, teaching the young one their hunting skills. I watch as two land on the floating log boom. Side by side they sit in the river, what a sight! White heads blend into one, eyes watching. The large male perches himself high in a tree, sitting still as a statue, proudly puffed out. He keeps watch as his mate teaches the little one. I call out to him as I pass and he swivels his head, One long look at me with those piercing eyes. But I’m not a threat way down on the ground! He turns his head back to the river, as I leash my dog, and we carry on home. Three bald eagles not seen for a while. What a photo op this could have been!

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Date: 5/18/2020 6:56:00 PM
I really enjoyed your entry Ingrid. I am a photographer of sorts and I love nature scenes like this one. These birds are unforgettable in their majesty! Congratulations on your wonderful win with this beauty! xxoo
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Ingrid Lehman
Date: 5/18/2020 8:55:00 PM
Thank you for your kind words! My favourite activity is to be out in nature enjoying the natural beauty around me! Never expected to be in the top10 competing with so many amazing poets! xo
Date: 5/18/2020 11:40:00 AM
What a near save! Quite a thrilling adventure you have penned here. Enjoyed it thoroughly. Congratulations on making it to the final list :)
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Ingrid Lehman
Date: 5/18/2020 8:49:00 PM
Thank you so much! My first time entering contests not expecting to win lol! Xo
Date: 1/15/2020 10:43:00 PM
We see so many amazing things and creatures when we look up in nature dear Ingrid. I believe you didn't need a camera after all, your words describe the scene so well its as if I was there with you. Thank you for sharing this poem. A great verse to enjoy before bedtime, Blessings. xo
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Ingrid Lehman
Date: 1/15/2020 11:22:00 PM
Thank you Pixie!
Date: 1/15/2020 8:48:00 PM
What a wonderful sight that was. I used to work at the world center for birds of prey in Boise Idaho. I've held peregrine falcon, red tails, and I've been close to harpy eagles, but the greatest of them all were the bald eagles...
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Ingrid Lehman
Date: 1/15/2020 9:30:00 PM
You are very fortunate! I watch this pair often, with a huge nest along the Fraser River where I run with my dogs. They give me a sense of freedom....