|This is one of the bald eagles commonly perched above the creek as I turn into work each day.|
After weeks of sub-zero temperatures, we hit a warm 17F blue-sky day we couldn't pass up. The day started with a bald eagle sighting and we'd see two more by the time we strapped our snowshoes to our feet. We headed down #10 fairway and then up the steep snow-covered cart path to #8. We had a nice mix of wide open powder, steep climbing snow pack and deep snow drifted bunkers. My kids are getting really good at identifying animal tracks in the snow- snowshoe hare, deer, elk, coyote and field mice are the most common tracks we spot on our treks, but today we spotted a new track just beyond a field mouse track. The kids predicted an eagle or hawk wing print...maybe when it swooped down to grab the field mouse??! We did a little research when we got back home and I think they were right. Perfect fit for the eagle themed day!
|Filed Mouse Track|
|Eagle wing print in the snow|
|2nd Eagle wing print ahead of the 1st print|
|Guess the track...|
The bald eagle flies away.