Even the Eagle Says

Even the eagle says, “The fishing’s tough out there; the ice is on the water and the sun has gone away. It’s time to adapt, or fly.DSCN2789

Venison isn’t bad. A frozen roadkill or a carcass with a bullet in its side will keep us fed for days. The darkest hours are upon us. We can eat this, and our energy will be a seed.

You who watch us, be a bonfire for the year gone by, a light to guide the sun’s long journey north. Be your own seed. Lift yourself and fly.”DSCN2709

About rivertoprambles

Welcome to Rivertop Rambles. This is my blog about the headwaters country-far afield or close to home. I've been a fly-fisher, birder, and naturalist for most of my adult life. I've also written poetry and natural history books for thirty years. In Rambles I will mostly reflect on the backcountry of my Allegheny foothills in the northern tier of Pennsylvania and the southern tier of New York State. Sometimes I'll write about the wilderness in distant states, or of the wild places in the human soul. Other times I'll just reflect on the domestic life outdoors. In any case, I hope you enjoy. Let's ramble!
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3 Responses to Even the Eagle Says

  1. Ken G says:

    The eagles are congregating en masse out on the river by me. A little early this year, but then the river froze up much earlier than usual. I’m enjoying the ones that drift over my house now and then.

  2. You’re stealing my thunder on the bald eagle, Ken, but that’s okay, the more the merrier, I say. Glad you’re seeing them by the flock, but I wonder where they’re coming from. Do they nest there on the Fox, as well, or come in from distant breeding grounds? We have one successful nesting site, at least, within 10 miles of here. There’s many more, passing through, than there used to be 20 years ago.

    • Ken G says:

      There are a couple that are around all the time and I used to know where one nest was, but the nest got so big it collapsed the tree it was in. The rest are all passing through. Now you have me curious about where they’re coming from. Something to go look up.

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