Day 16 – Henley the Bald Eagle – {Bird, Bird, Bird is the Word}

Welcome to the {Bird, Bird, Bird is the Word} blog series.  Every day during the month of May, I’ll be posting a bird craft or bird-related item on my blog as well as placing that object on my wall tree.  I can’t wait until the end of the month when my tree will be alive with a collection of chirpy chums.

Day 16 Henley the Eagle4Say hello to Henley.

Henley, a bald eagle, is joining us on the tree for his retirement.  He served for 75 years as a forest ranger in the Denali National Park and Preserve in Alaska.  He was especially proud of how he was able to take care of the area from the air and from his nest perched way up high.  He had considered selling insurance in his younger years (better pay), but discovered being a forest ranger fit his personality to a tee.

He’s been a loner most of his life, but now that he’s retired, he’s looking forward to making a small group of friends. He knows he can put people off because he looks so stern, but, inside, he’s really a big softy.  In his spare time he likes to fish and play pinochle and hopes that his recreational skills will help people to befriend him.

Day 16 Henley the Eagle2Naturally, he took the top spot on the tree (old habits die hard), but he’s hoping his skills will come in useful in this new phase of life.  I know Flora is feeling less lonely now that Henley has come to stay.  It think she’s a bit smitten with his intense stare and rugged good looks.

I found this pattern and crocheted Henley using brown, white, yellow and black yarn.

Here’s a view of the tree so far.

Day 16 Henley the Eagle on the wall tree


Thanks for stopping by and hope to see you tomorrow,




Woody Chair


Hey Henley’s cool!  I feel safer already now that he’s watching over us.


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2 Responses to Day 16 – Henley the Bald Eagle – {Bird, Bird, Bird is the Word}

  1. He looks so stately up there on the top of your tree! And once again, you have wow’d me with you crocheting abilities! Great job!

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