Empty Nest Syndrome


spacer-25After many weeks of wing-flapping and hopping around, the adolescent eagle and parents have moved on.

This is the last shot I have of them. It looks like a surly teenager in this shot.

It’s been three days since I’ve seen them around.

The first time I paddled up toward the nest with no activity churned up a mixed palette of feelings.

Every since the eagles started building their nest in the fall I’ve had an almost daily relationship with them.

It must be a little bit like when a kid goes off to college … sweet sadness, a little pride and kvelling for what a great job they did.     spacer-25

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