When the Year from fruitful labor turns to rest…Founts of warmth and comfort in my being flow….
–C.B. Galbreath, “Autumn Afternoon”
Some of my favorite things about autumn are apples and apple cider–and those freshly-made donuts you can buy at some cider mills! But freshly-picked apples are always a treat, and these lovely rustic organic apples come from my friend Alisa’s farm…from a tree planted long ago by her Grandpa and enjoyed every year when autumn comes around.
Happy Autumn to you!
Imagine my surprise when I went for a walk in a quiet wooded area recently and saw this sweet little creature! It looked like a baby bird, but it was so big…probably at least a foot tall. I took some pictures with my i-Phone…
I thought it might be either a baby hawk or an eagle–I’ve seen eagles flying in the area before–and those feet really looked like eagle feet to me. The baby didn’t look or seem injured in any way. I didn’t know if it had fallen from a nest or why it was there. Hopefully the mama was close by. The closest I got to the baby bird was about five feet. Later on, I googled “baby eagle photos” and found a variety of different–looking baby eagles…some had yellow beaks, but some had beaks like this one…and the same coloring.
The baby bird wasn’t there when I checked back. Hopefully the baby is with mama bird.
So what do you think–could this be a baby eagle? Do any of you know anything about eagles?