Friday, December 28, 2012

Higgens Point Eagle Watching, Lake Coeur d' Alene

The day after Christmas we went with Brenda and the boys to Higgins Point on Coeur d' Alene Lake. Every year at this time the kokanee salmon are spawning which brings hundreds of bald eagles here on their migration. Higgins Point is a where the centennial trail ends and a great park to hike around near the water and watch the eagles.

It was one of the most increadible sights I have ever seen. These massive and majestic birds owning the sky, trees and water. We spotted at least 10 eagles in trees and even more flying in the distant skies. I wish a had a better photo of the eagles, this one above has 5 in the same tree. The picture does not do the incredible sight justice.  But we had binoculars and they were all so close and fun to watch. We even got so see many go swooping down over the lake surface, snatch a fish, and fly back up to the branches to devour its prey. Under the trees where the eagles were, the ground was littered with fish heads, it was so cool. I have never seen anything like it! Matthew, the nature expert of the group told us many facts about eagles to make the trip even more exciting. Here is more info on the birds that come every season if anyone is interested.

It was a fun day! The Lucas family are just full of fun ideas, we are so grateful to have them close to show us the outdoor recreation in the area. We came home to Cheney and now we are all sick! Erik and I have had bad colds for several days, but now poor little Tate is sick too! This is the first time she had ever gotten sick. I can't think of anything worse as a parent to see you little one suffering and there isn't much you can do. Typical holiday. . . the whole family sick as dogs!

1 comment:

Mercedes Attig said...

Umm your daughter is so dang cute!!!!