On our trip to the Skagit Valley last week, in addition to the thousands of swans and snow geese, we saw dozens of bald eagles – in the farmlands, in the trees and in the skies.
They come from northern Canada and Alaska to winter in Washington, drawn by the salmon in the Skagit River. I’ve seen them there before, but not in great numbers. Perhaps my timing was wrong. But this year I headed west, where the river flows into Puget Sound, and found dozens in the valley and farmlands near Bow, the most I’ve ever seen in one place.
What more can I say? It was fabulous.
You can find more about the birds of winter in the Skagit Valley, here.
Great photos as always! I love the eagles flying together. I wonder if they mate for life.
Thank you! I believe they do!
Very beautiful photos, I love the eagles making a turn together! ❤️
Thanks so much!
You’re welcome! 👍🏻
You took marvelous photos. Thank you for sharing.
I’m so glad you enjoyed them! Thank you.
How wonderful. I am hoping to get organized this fall to watch the hawks migrate through here. That is supposed to be magnificent.
It’s worth the effort to see the wonders of nature!
You got some amazing photos of these magnificent creatures.
Thanks so much! I was thrilled to see them!
Oh my goodness, what an eagle bonanza, Susanne! And just look at all the various generations of them. I bet you are over the moon! The two flying are marvelous!
Thanks so much, Terri! It was thrilling to see so many eagles in one spot! It was indeed an eagle bonanza!
Wow! And there are so many juveniles! That means they are doing well…
Lots of families enjoying their winter vacation! 🙂
Great photos Susanne. That top photo is a keeper. You should get a big print of that!
Thanks so much, Graham! Great idea! I forget to print my photos.
Oustanding Eagle photos, Susanne! That longer lens camera is proving to be a wise investment.
Best wishes, Pete.
Thanks so much, Pete! It’s all in the zoom!
Fantastic eagle shots, especially that opener! And how wonderful to catch them in flight like that 😮🦅
Thanks so much, Sarah! It was wonderful to see them!
Lovely. I’ve been to Skagit Valley a few times, and have only ever seen the snow geese. Thank you for sharing your wonderful pics!
Thank you! So glad you enjoyed them. 😊
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