October 02, 2005


I drove from Fort LMC to a reserve center on the edge of Andrews Air Force Base outside of D.C. yesterday morning to re-enlist one of my far-flung instructors. (For all of you non-military types, a soldier who re-enlists gets to choose the commissioned officer who will administer the oath and it is both a sign of respect and an honor for the officer.) It was a beautiful day for a drive so I was cruised up I-64 with the windows down and sunroof open. Outside of Williamsburg, I was pleasantly surprised to see a bald eagle circling overhead at treetop level in all of its glory (snow white head and tail feathers), no doubt looking for lunch. It was my first sighting of an eagle ever and could not have happened on a better day.

Posted by LMC at October 2, 2005 06:28 PM | TrackBack

Freaky coincidence, LMC. This afternoon, here in Woodbridge, VA, we watched in fascination as a bald eagle made lazy circles in the air. Right over our house.

Posted by: Mike at October 2, 2005 09:01 PM

The first time is always a thrill, and while subsequent sightings aren't as special, they never bore me.

Posted by: Brian B at October 3, 2005 10:57 AM

I the area where i live here in northern california in SISKIYOU COUNTY and SCOTT VALLEY we have had BALD EAGLES living in the area for a number of years proof that these birds can adapt to close relationship and close encounters of the bird kind and this is prinarily AG AREA

Posted by: spurwing plover at October 3, 2005 11:09 PM

I also have sighted 2 bald eagles this month in Woodbridge VA! truly amazing!

Posted by: diane at November 13, 2005 01:28 PM