Eagle-eye snowbird: Winter visitor captures viral bird photos


Sally Edwards photographed these bald eagles on the beach behind the Dunes of Seagrove condominium in Seagrove Beach.

Sally Edwards | Special to The Sun
Published: Thursday, November 29, 2012 at 12:54 PM.

At 11 a.m. Tuesday, Sally Edwards saw something from her Seagrove condo that she had never seen before.

“I looked out and there they were,” she said of a pair of bald eagles on the edge of the surf.

In all of the nine years Sally and her husband, Larry, have visited as Snowbirds from their home in Birmingham, Ala., they have never seen anything like it.

“We see a lot of activity … We rent a unit at the Dunes of Seagrove — the same one every year — and we are fortunate enough to have it on the end,” said Edwards, adding that even from that vantage point, they have seen “nothing like this” in all of the years they’ve visited.

“We look out a lot. What we are looking for are the dolphins. With the view that we have, it’s beautiful anytime,” Edwards said.

But this past Tuesday morning, after hanging up the phone with her brother in St. Louis, Edwards’ view was graced with something a little more unusual than dolphins.

Edwards used her iPhone at first to photograph the eagles, but quickly realized that wouldn’t do and grabbed her camera and memory card.

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