A wanderer's journal of discovery and adventure in the Great Northwest
Friday, November 24, 2017
He's Just a Bird
The ospreys have headed south and left the eagles to fly alone over the river. They must fend for themselves now or dine on leftovers from the feasts of others. Trout still watch the skies for danger, but the eagle is not as an efficient angler as his winged cousin. Forays to the surface to dine on winter hatches are slightly less fatal with the ospreys on vacation.Their absence brings a silence to the canyon normally echoing with their haunting calls as they ride the unseen currents. In contrast, the eagle now sits silently above the river taking in everything. He rules the quiet canyon and few pay him much attention. He is a symbol around the world, but here he is just a bird.