Last week we headed to Massachusetts to meet one of the factory guys and to
pick up more of the industrial pieces that we turn into furniture. Just before
we crossed over the border into Vermont, we noticed a few people with
cameras taking photos of what looked like nothing but a field of cut corn stalks
and a hill way off in the background. There were “No Parking Or Stoping” signs
all along this back-country road. Why? Who would want to park here anyway?
This was all intriguing enough to make us want to stop (and park!) on our way
back home. On our return trip we did park, about a mile down the road, and
trekked to the spot where the photographers had been. Here’s what we found :
And this ! A huge eagle’s nest. With a sitting bald eagle. Can you see its white
head in the middle of the nest? Even with the telephoto lens, the 350′ rule
made it difficult to get a perfect picture.
As thrilled as we were at this siting, we enjoyed even more the closer contact
with this eagle (below) just down the road from our house. Ken jogs in this area
and sees a pair of eagles soaring over the water almost every day. His eagle eye
spotted this beautiful bird on our way home yesterday.
I don’t blame Ken for getting out of the truck to get a better look. Of course, that
was the eagle’s cue to fly away home. Probably to a nest similar to the one we saw
Eagles can spot a tiny meal from high in the sky. Our sight is not as keen. It is
insight, I guess, that allows us to see beyond what is in plain sight.