We had been driving along for a while when I saw something out of the corner of my eye and when I turned my head it caused me to exclaim, "Oooooo, oooooooooo, oo, oo, oooooooo!" This is a signal to Gregg that I have momentarily lost the power of coherent speech because I have witnessed something absolutely extraordinary. The last time this happened I had caught my first sight of a moose ambling out of the wood on another back road when we were visiting the north west. It is now our family joke because I showed how I could lose all sense of what to do next and have to be told, "Don't you think it would be a good idea to pick up that camera?" All this with an expression that shows eyes that are big as saucers, finger pointing, jabbing towards that wondrous sight, and a mouth that can't utter anything else other than "Oooooo, oooooooooo, oo, oo, oooooooo!" My inner child has completely taken over.
This time, with a cloudless blue sky as their backdrop, I had spotted two Bald Eagles at a great height, talons locked and tumbling uncontrollably towards the ground. At the last minute they split apart. We could not stop and turn around. There was a lot of other traffic on that back road, we were all making our way home, flowing freely now with no traffic jam to contend with but nowhere safe enough to stop, and I craned my neck to try and get one last sight of them but by that time they had disappeared.
So, this amazing sight has to stay in my memory as there was no time to grab a camera and take a photo. Not sure I could have gotten a decent shot because this all transpired in a matter of seconds. I have seen such displays on my nature shows but never thought in a million years I would get to see one with my own eyes.
May we all be in awe of such wondrous sights and long may we all stay in touch with our inner child.
The following is a video I found on YouTube.