Eagle's Fly

Eagle's Fly

A Story by Cherrie Palmer
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A Saturday visitation

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Nineteen degrees and blue skies, a perfect day for window watching. To my amazement, two eagles (the same two eagles that I’ve been watching for over two weeks) landed in a great oak tree right in our yard. The female looked on, as the male took to flight. He buzzed our house flying low. I ran from the living room to our dining room to watch the show. He jetted between cedars straight up to a sky-blue stage. His would-be mate continued to watch.

Mighty wings quickly had him gliding on thermal winds. Soon a second male joined the exhibit.  Now, both eagles are circling surfing the currants with grace and power. For a moment we lost sight of them. As they reappeared, the two were cartwheeling to the earth below. Their intended prize calmly watched from her perch as my husband, and I excitedly gazed on.  Just as quickly as the descent started, it ended. The challengers broke free from one another’s talons. They returned to the heavens, pushing even higher. As we three onlookers watched on, they seemed to occupy the same path.

The would-be queen still sat loftily on her perch.  Waiting to see who the victor would be she cried out. To our amazement we watched the younger suitor soar away. Her victor began his rapid descent feet first. Almost in a free fall he plummeted to her side.  The discovery channel could not compare to our front row seat. He fanned his tail feathers while using his wings like rotors. To our amazement he kited straight to her branch. No sooner did he touch the limb and he was air-born once more hugging the earth as he flew close enough for us to see the nostrils in his beak. In a flash, he turned supersonic and cleared the tree line. Gracefully she took to air as merrily we watched them leave our sight. We stood for several minutes eager for their return, but they took their merriment elsewhere leaving us to ponder.


 


© 2018 Cherrie Palmer



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This was so full of the beauty of these creatures. The best experience I ever had with the eagle was a fantastic National Geographic video on the eagle. I was amazed at the wondrous things they could do. I'm not embarrassed to admit it, but the sheer beauty of it had tears running down my cheeks.

Thank you so much for sharing your experience with us.

Take care - Dave

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Cherrie Palmer

3 Months Ago

Thank you Dave, your reviews mean so much to me.
Dave

3 Months Ago

It's a pleasure reading your writes.

Take care - ,Dave
A wonderful story told. Watching the eagles must of been a amazing site. The bird of prey is so beautiful and powerful. Nature is perfect and dangerous in the same breathe and thoughts. Thank you Cherrie for sharing the amazing story.
Coyote

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Cherrie Palmer

3 Months Ago

we just moved in December so I'm not sure how the eagles will hang around, but we are loving it.
This is such a breathtaking little snapshot. I felt like I was there. Beautiful job!

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Cherrie Palmer

4 Months Ago

Thank you, that is what I try to do :)
a breath taking read about a breath taking sight. Very nice.

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Cherrie Palmer

4 Months Ago

Right before Christmas we sold our horse ranch and moved way out in the country about 1.5 miles from.. read more
roarke

4 Months Ago

I thought you were already in the country. Sounds like you are moving in the right directions Cherri.. read more
Hi, just read this. I saw you name as a reviewer if one of C.D. Campbell's works and set the curser on your picture.
Eagles? Wow, I've never seen one in situ. I am told we have them in Alabama and the Wheeler Wildlife Refuge on the Tennessee River is home to a clan of them.
We have turkeys here and outside my window right now there is a troupe of 14 scratching the leaves for a hardy bug or green seed. They are regular visitors. I have counted as many as 58, here for a convention I suppose.
I see you write westerns. I started writing short stories to write my own westerns. I will look for "The Knife That Knew No Mercy"

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Cherrie Palmer

4 Months Ago

it never gets old watching nature in all it's glory. The adult birds are most likely sisters. once a.. read more

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Cherrie Palmer
Cherrie Palmer

Bull Shoals Lake, AR



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I am a published poet and love poetry. My husband and I live near the White River, and love trout fishing. I find my surroundings a great inspiration to me. I also have two books on Amazon Kindle: O.. more..

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