November 20, 2008 § 5 Comments
Today, I picked Matt up from work, and as we were driving down Egypt Road in Audubon, a large bird flew across the road in front of me. I thought to myself, “Hey, that bird has a white head.” And then did a double take; it was a real live bald eagle! In the “wild!” Well, roaming free anyway.
This is the second ever wild bald eagle I have ever seen in my life (not counting zoos.) The first one was a few years ago in Phoenixville when I had a flower tent. All day, I watched this big beautiful bird that was perched across the street. The one we saw today was about half the size of the one I saw before, so I figure it was young, but it was still totally awesome! It’s a thrill to see endangered/threatened animals making a come back in one’s community. I’ve had my eye out for more ever since seeing the first one, but was still completely shocked and taken aback with today’s sighting.
Now, if I can see some frolicking river otters which are also coming back to local streams and waterways, I will be over the moon!