High above the Walt Disney World Resort is something magical. It’s not the typical magic that you would expect to find at one of the most visited theme parks in the world. Yet, it is something that will leave you awestruck and with a desire to experience it more than once.
We first noticed Sam the eagle a few years ago during a water transportation trip from Epcot to Disney’s Hollywood Studios. Something unusually large was sitting atop the decorative bird sculpture that resides on the roof of the Walt Disney World Swan Hotel. Clearly, it was a bird. But, it was not until the bird took flight and we saw the wingspan and the flash of a white head that we realized it was an American Bald Eagle.
Our sightings of Sam have generally been in the morning hours and predominantly in the fall months. Usually he is alone, but in December 2015, we saw Sam with a second, equally impressive eagle buddy. With the presence of a variety of waterways, lakes, and forests on and around the Walt Disney World property, we assume that the Swan perch may be the perfect location for scoping some eagle take-out.
In closing, it seems appropriate to say, and so concludes our “salute to all nations, but mostly America!”
(Photos from the authors’ personal collections.)
Looking for Magic is Kathy @ Two Roads Photo and Sean @ Shamrock Photo . Kathy is a librarian, walker of many miles, and Paper Bag Princess, who dreams of having coffee with Belle at the castle and co-administering a fantasy book discussion group. Sean is a fire fighter, pilot, and closet superhero, who would like to join the pack with Tigger to use his bouncy and fun powers to make people smile. Kathy can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org Sean can be contacted at email@example.com