American Bald Eagle Pair Hang Out on Seagrove Beach

November 29, 2012 by SoWal Staff

We get quite a few snowbirds in South Walton, but a pair of eagles swimming and frolicking on the beach recently take the cake. Actually, these two are likely permanent SoWal residents, probably a mating pair with a nest nearby.

This time of year our local eagles venture out for a good meal and to gather material (seaweed?) to build their nests for chicks coming soon. We've never heard of any on the beach though.  

Sally Edwards and her husband Larry from Birmingham got quite the show from their Seagrove condo, and sent us the photos to share.

"What a day! First the two eagles graced us with a visit in front of our condo, then after the rain, a beautiful rainbow to the east, awesome sunset to the west and full moon to the east," Sally says. "We just wanted you to see what my husband and I enjoyed during one day at the beach."

"We are 'snowbirds' from Birmingham.  We rent the same condo at The Dunes of Seagrove each winter," she says. "The 'real' snowbirds need someone to look after them and I am the chosen one. Why should only people from cold climates have all the winter fun? "

"Our kids and grandkids come for Thanksgiving and we go back to Birmingham for a week or so at Christmas. We absolutely love it here and have met the greatest people from all corners of the US and Canada. We are a real family because most of the same friends come back each year. "

Thank you Sally and Larry!


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