Flander's Lane, Washington Maine

Flander's Lane is named after my grandfather, Roland Flanders. It is a short dirt road with a few camps set on Washington Pond. There are tales that Flander's Lane is haunted. At least that's what my grandfather says.

Friday, June 22, 2007

The Eagle Has Landed

Bald EagleI decided to go out with my camera today, and I just could not believe it when I saw a bald eagle. The most amazing thing is that I got this shot with my digital camera. One can almost make out his white head and tail, just click the image to see the full size photo. This is a really big bird.

I told a few people around here that I got a great pic of an eagle, and each of them told me about their sightings. It seems that there is a nest here in the Washington Pond area, and everyone is excited to have them here.

I have only seen an eagle once before, and it was canoing on a camping trip many years ago on the Saco River. That time we were very close when the giant bird took off from his nest just over us. I also remember that the mosquitoes were about the same size during that trip, but that's another story. I came out of that sighting only with memories and bug bites, so to have gotten this photo is quite a treat. Maine rules.

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