eagle.jpgI decided to take a brisk walk in Sibley this afternoon. I passed by a man with large binoculars, marking him as a serious birding kind of guy. He caught a glimpse of my pansy-ass binoculars, and despite their diminutative nature, he spotted me as a fellow birder.

His generosity didn’t stop there. He paused to tell me that about fifty yards down, if I looked up at the radio towers, I’d see a Golden Eagle. Now, through my lenses, it was a brown blob, but it was still kind of cool.

About 1/2 hour later, things got *very* cool. I looked up at what I thought was a red-tailed hawk. But the way it was flying was different. It kept folding its wings and doing stunts, like some hopped-up hawk. So I whipped out the binocs to see what was up and there it was — the EAGLE. A minute later it passed by two Turkey Vultures and said something to them before disappearing from view.

Now, what might an EAGLE say to a couple of vultures? Something condescending like, “Yeah, you suck!” — or something friendly like, “Hey, birdies!” ?

One wonders.


One Response to “Hey, I saw a Golden Eagle today.”

  1. Liz on April 8th, 2008 5:17 pm

    “pansy ass binoculars” that is funny. i am still cracking up, also I am now interested to read the book by Amelia Earhart. I am sorry about the humingbirds though.

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