One of the most majestic of birds, if not the most majestic, is the Golden Eagle. Here, in nearby Bernheim Forest, Kentucky, a pair of golden eagles have been tagged and traced over the past 5 years. Athena and Harper have been returning from Manitoba, Canada, to winter in Bernheim. Just this past week they set off to return to Manitoba. The tracking system records their mileage, altitude, speed, and of course direction. Both to and from Manitoba they each fly separate routes and repeat the same routes each trip north and south. They began their northward trip the same day and i hope the following brief description encourages you to use the link below –March 6 Athena left Bernheim and flew over 110 miles of familiar knobs terrain in Indiana before entering Brown County, Indiana. Brown County is a common destination for Athena, with usage of the large forests in several previous migrations. She roosted that night at Morgan-Monroe State Forest and roosted within interior forest. Harper flew 120 miles from Bernheim and roosted in Owen-Putnam State Forest, an area he frequently uses as he migrates across rugged forested land in Indiana that includes Hoosier National Forest.https://bernheim.org/golden-eagle-migration-update-athena-spotted-at-mackinack-straits/
My high school poetry book has the following poem marked and underlined. I believe it is one I had to commit to memory. Thankfully, it was only 6 lines! Thanks Mr. Gordon, my English teacher, for making me learn it, and many others!
He clasps the crag with crooked hands;
Close to the sun in lonely lands,
Ring’d with the azure world, he stands.
The wrinkled sea beneath him crawls;
He watches from his mountain walls,
And like a thunderbolt he falls. by Alfred, Lord Tennyson
like the saints before me,
so today, I turn to your Holy Word.
Moses and friends were borne on
eagles’ wings as they journeyed in the wilderness.
So too, may we who feel exhausted and weary
renew our strength by trusting in You.
Might we mount up with wings like eagles,
run and not be weary,
walk and not faint.
May this be so for us today.
In You O Lord we trust.
In You we believe.
Help our unbelief.