The 4th of July is once again almost upon us, and what better way for Broadmoor residents to kick off the day than by participating in the annual family parade. The parade starts at 10:45 (Generally it doesn’t get going until about 11:00) at the intersection of Windermere Drive East and Shenandoah Drive East. Setup for the parade begins at 10:00. There will be goodies for adults and children, such as pastries, coffee, and juice. The festivities include the parade, of course, face painting, clowns, balloon art, and socailizing with your neighbors. What a great way for adults and children to start the holiday day.
If you were one of the many 520 commuters last summer, you probably remember Eddie, the friendly bald eagle who was frequently seen perched on lamp posts along the bridge last August. Unfortunately Eddie has been a little too adventurous and while flying low flew right in front of a bus and was killed. Since he was killed, many have been wondering what will happen to Eva, his newly widowed mate.
Bald Eagles typically have one mate for life, would she abandon their nest above the Broadmoor Country Club, or stay put solo? Not Eva! She’s been on the prowl, and already found a new mate who’s nesting with her in the same nest she once shared with Eddie. Both birds have been spotted bringing food to their offspring, and birdwatchers in and around the Seattle area couldn’t be happier at the birds determination to carry on. For more information on the Eagles whereabouts, visit the Seattle Times.