A New Face In The PPL Wetlands: A Juvenile Bald Eagle
After seeing the pair of bald eagles last Saturday, I returned to the PPL Wetlands in Salem Township, Luzerne County on Sunday. It was partly cloudy and seasonably cold with temperatures in the mid 20’s. It was 9 a.m. when I arrived but the low December sun still cast shadows as I began my walk on the trail.
This time I didn’t see the pair of eagles near the entrance to the wetlands. However, I did hear, then observe a pair of crows attacking a red-tailed hawk. The crows won this battle and the hawk fled, perching on a tree branch.
I left the wetlands and walked to the river lands section of the preserve and to Lake Took-A While. Here I saw a large bird in a tree, which, at first, I thought was a hawk. As I got closer I realized it was a juvenile bald eagle!
I hoped to see the adult or juvenile bald eagles on the way but I didn’t The only bird I saw was a lowly, but still pretty mourning dove. All of the creatures that live in these wetlands and river lands are beautiful and I am glad I can still find, and share their photographs I am able to capture. Here is a link to some more photographs from my hike. PPL Riverlands December 8 2019
“Walk with wolves. Run with lions. Soar with eagles.”