Regal on her perch in brisk spring wind revisiting boundaries of her realm mature golden eyes pierce ocean ~ shoreline ~ sky seek carrion or prey alert for rivals. Bold beak of a huntress, deadly nimble talons eight feet of feathered strength instinctually set for action.
Her partner for life vigilant defender surveys kingdom a single glance penetrates water ~ air ~ dunes ~ at Pacific’s surging tideline he searches for riches and spoils wind riffling his crown.
Outgrowing nest fledge stretches ~ jumps flaps tumbles out spreads wings crashes into bough. Wings askew fledge fixes eye on nest clambers back. Still cramped fledge hops flaps over rim lands upright on limb. In high piping calls Their Majesties coach fledgling to hunt and scavenge over fields and dunes at ocean’s edge.