Large brown bird with white head, prominent yellow beak. The winds are continuous on the beach, resulting in the ruffled feathers in the picture.
Perched in windblown trees at the edge of the seashore. Its nest is possibly the object at the far left of the second picture.
This is one of a pair that has nested nearby for at least a couple of years (I've spotted them there before). When I was a child we never saw eagles; they were nearly extinct here. After DDT was banned they made a comeback, and this must be one of the approximately 400 breeding pairs in Oregon today. Though more common now, it is still a specially blessed day when we see an eagle.
Lat: 44.61, Long: -124.07
Spotted on Feb 9, 2018
Submitted on Mar 7, 2018