Tuesday, October 04, 2005

Bald Eagles in Suburbia

I saw two bald eagles 3 blocks from our home in Lake Forest Park, Washington. It's totally suburban. There is some habitat advantage - Lake Washington; across it is the entrance of the Sammamish Slough (so-called River); and two creeks cut through our neighborhood. Some pairs nest withing three miles. But there is also one of the busiest highways in the state of Washington, Bothell Way or state highway 522. Google Map - click on Satellite I was walking to our neighborhood shopping mall. As I approached Bothell Way I heard the high almost-screech sound. There were two of them circling each other right at the highway. I wish I had my camera. They stayed near and active for several minutes.

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