Monday, December 11, 2017

31 majestic eagles (and one bonus seagull!) from Saturday at Coeur d'Alene

Posted By and on Mon, Dec 11, 2017 at 12:10 PM

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It was a bad weekend for the Eagles, but a great weekend for the eagles.

A group of eagles is called a "convocation." And at Coeur d'Alene lake this weekend, it was practically a pep rally. Hundreds of bald eagles swooped around Higgens Point and the Wolf Lodge Bay, many clutching fish in their talons as they glided from tree to tree.  According to the Spokesman-Review, US Fish and Wildife counted over 370 eagles on Thursday, a new record. 

We took the trek out to Couer d'Alene on Saturday, vowing to only return once we had captured at least one bald eagle on film. But reader, we saw several.


A single tree may be speckled with ten white bald-eagle heads. You look up into the sky and would see dozens of eagles circling above the snow-dusted hills.

And best of all, we didn't just see eagles. We also saw some seagulls. But before we get to the seagull picture you came here for, let's look at some eagles.

Without further ado, let the eagle soar, like she's never soared before.

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Twelve bald eagles in a single shot.
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And now, because you were so patient scrolling through all of these majestic and glorious bald eagle pictures, we present the picture you've all been waiting for: A seagull.
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Clearly, it was worth the wait!

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Wilson Criscione

Wilson Criscione, born and raised in Spokane, is an Inlander staff writer covering education and social services in the Inland Northwest.

Daniel Walters

A lifelong Spokane native, staff writer Daniel Walters is the Inlander's City Hall reporter. But he also reports on a wide swath of other topics, including business, education, real estate development, land use, and other stories throughout North Idaho and Spokane County.He's reported on deep flaws in the Washington...