Birdwatching

Though the feeders at home attract a wide range of bird species for our enjoyment, Tim and I had the thrill of getting a close look at bald eagles in Alaska this week, where we celebrated our 35th wedding anniversary.  On Thursday, with our cruise ship docked in Ketchikan, we visited Clover Pass Marina where a wildlife expedition provided an opportunity to observe an eagle pair on the nest.  While the smaller male guarded the hatchlings, the female was tempted close to our Zodiac by a gift of herring tossed into the bay by the boat captain.

Pair of nesting eagles near Clover Pass Marina; the female observes our approach.  The nest is at bottom center, the male is just a few feet above, shrouded by foliage.

Pair of nesting eagles near Clover Pass Marina; the female observes our approach. The nest is at bottom center, the male is just a few feet above, shrouded by foliage.

Swooping in for the fish...

Swooping in for the fish…

Almost there...

Almost there…

Got it!

Got it!

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