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not in another place but this place … not for another hour, but this hour.”
~ Walt Whitman
beautiful mute swan glides on the water as sunset knocks on the door of a sweet
summer evening along the Saucon Rail Trail, Hellertown, Pennsylvania, perhaps
reflecting on the beauty of this sunkissed moment.
“Hey, you, get off of my cloud …
and my perch!” That’s what this bald eagle’s expression seems to say as it gazes
up at a very noisy crow, making it clear two’s a crowd!
It was wonderful to photographic a majestic American Bald Eagle for the
first time as it was perched in the late day sunlight along the Delaware and
Lehigh National Heritage Corridor (D&L Trail) at Lehigh Gap, Slatington, Pennsylvania
over the Memorial Day weekend 2017.
Perched in the shadow of the Kittatinny Ridge, also called Blue Mountain,
the eagle was apparently disturbed by the very loud crow nearby – and emitted a
call to let the crow know! I was blessed to spend 15 minutes photographing the
eagle, during which time the crow flew away.
The bald eagle is both the national bird and national animal of the
United States. The bald eagle appears on our nation’s seal. In the late 20th
century it was on the brink of extirpation in the contiguous United States.
Populations have since recovered and the species was removed from the U.S.
government’s list of endangered species on July 12, 1995 and transferred to the
list of threatened species. It was removed from the List of Endangered and
Threatened Wildlife in the lower 48 states on June 28, 2007.
Lehigh Gap is a crossroads where the Lehigh Gap Nature Center’s trails connect
two historic trails – the Appalachian Trail and the D&L Trail.
Appalachian Trail, a foot path, follows the ridge on both sides of the Lehigh
Gap, running 1,245 miles south to Georgia and 930 miles north to Maine. Running
from Wilkes-Barre to Bristol, the D&L Trail passes through the Lehigh and
Delaware rivers and their canals in Pennsylvania.
texture by Jai Johnson added for artistic effect.