Walking. When the eagles are silent, the parrots begin to jabber.

I’m thumbing through Instagram yesterday, and be damned if that photo doesn’t come across my feed.  Location? Cove Island Park!

711 days. 711 almost consecutive daybreak walks at Cove Island Park.  Like in a row. And not one, not one, single Eagle sighting.

And if that’s not bad enough, George, 50% of my Swan duo, is posing behind the Baby Eagle, as if to say, wake up idiot. WTH.

I send the photographer (Pituco1501) a note: “Wow. Great shot. I was there this morning and thought I saw an eagle, but then said nah, can’t be.”

I had punched out a text to Susan & Eric seconds after what I thought was an eagle: “Swear I saw an Eagle, but missed the shot!”

Eric replies: “B.S. Dad. It was a pigeon.”

Nice. And this coming from my offspring.

Instagram Photographer replies:  “Thank you so much!!! I know it’s hard to see them. Be patient sooner or later you will!! 🦅🦅”

Nice touch with the Eagle emojis. If I can’t see them live, maybe I can roll around in emojis.

Be patient. Sooner or later you will. 🦅🦅

711 days, and counting.

My God, like when?



  1. Now you officially killed me! Reading your post I thought: what the dickens is he talking about? And then I continued reading….. and laughed. I honestly thought you were constructing an elaborate Easter story! 🐣
    I DO like a man who is not afraid to offer himself to the ridicule ❤
    Bravo and thank you for this amazing post!

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  2. Well then I won’t tell you I see an Eagle every time I come down the coast. ☺️

    You have a lot of birds that do visit you each day my friend. Don’t be greedy ha 🦅🦅🦅🦅

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  3. the eagle has landed )

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  4. I saw a Bald Eagle in one of our pine trees about a year ago, but that is it. Incredible creature. Do see hawks on a regular basis. Majestic. Hope you find your 🦅 soon. Happy Easter to you and Susan, pal!

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  5. Like when you least expect it…

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  6. “ BS, Dad” 😎. He knows you well and I suppose it’s good you taught him to be skeptical.

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  7. Patience Grasshopper.

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  8. to funny!

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  9. Hahaha!

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  10. Reblogged this on It Is What It Is and commented:
    Where? … “711 days. 711 almost consecutive daybreak walks at Cove Island Park. Like in a row. And not one, not one, single Eagle sighting!”

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  11. WHAT! Please, what kind of “pigeon” is that? I’m confused but am enjoying the trip with you. Have a glorious day..celebrating whatever we can including our compassion and oneness.

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  12. Eric: Ye of little faith!
    DK: I truly hope you can capture one with your camera (I’ve yet to see one, never mind take its photo!)
    Happy Easter to you and yours!

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  13. Perhaps as elusive as Bigfoot, but one of these days, David…………………
    Cher xoxoxo

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  14. Binmatee Sohan says:

    When the time is right you will see them and if anyone can it’s you 🙂

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  15. Bulletholes says:

    Davey, its like finding a spool of red thread in the junk drawer. It helps if you know its there. lol

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  16. Ahhh…. it was an EAGLE I’m sure!! 🙂
    I have to share my video of the eagle that soars outside my window and lands in a tree just upriver — I waited and waited for it to take flight…. lol — the video shows you what happened! 🙂 https://dareboldly.com/2021/03/27/where-the-wild-things-fly/

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