It is quite a striking sight to see a Bald eagle soaring in the blue sky above you. Not to mention two! This has become a common occurrence in Windsor and Paradise Park, just a steps behind the Snapdragon Inn.
We never seem to have the camera (or good enough lens) to capture the majestic bird(s) but Vermont naturalist, photographer and author Mary Holland
caught this photo the other week here in Windsor of Bald eagles courting and mating. From what we've heard, they are nesting in some tall trees down by the Green Mountain Smokehouse
(very yummy stop by the way) which edges up next to the Connecticut River. Thanks for capturing this picture Mary! She also has a wonderful book on sale, Naturally Curious- A Photographic Field Guide and Month-by-Month Journey Through the Fields, Woods, and Marshes of New England
Bald eagles, once on the brink of extinction, have made a come back in all states including Vermont (since 2009) but are still considered endangered here. It almost feels like an honor to have sucht beautiful birds calling Windsor home (for now).