Wings Above The Nest
Female Osprey landing on her nest. Notice that she keeps her talons tightly closed when landing so she doesn't injure her chicks in the nest.
Dee and I have watched this Bald Eagle grow up. This young Eagle took it's first flight yesterday (July 7th), then flew back to the nest to feed. The Eagle will still have to depend on the adults for food until this juvenile hones it's hunting skills to catch food for itself. Fly strong and live free my friend.... Bald Eagle
Critter Challenge - Growing Stronger Every Day
This 11 week old Bald Eagle will soon take it's first flight Growing Stronger Every Day
It's been a while since I have seen both adult Bald Eagles together on there nest. It was a wonderful treat to see there Homecoming
Growing Up Eagle
There are two Bald Eagle Eaglets about three weeks old in this nest. This is the bigger and older of the two. The other Eaglet in this nest is about 2 or three days younger and smaller. These guys grow super fast and in another month will be almost as big as the adults.
I'm a slacker
I haven't been able to get motivated to post, I have tried to do better in commenting. Here are a few more of the eagles. These are from a few weeks ago. Last week I finally saw a baby! Hope to post those soon.
They were changing places. It is amazing to watch them interact with each other, I am loving it.
Thanks for looking, have a Wonderful afternoon! :o)
The Eaglet or Eaglets in this nest are about two weeks old. This is a very big and deep Eagle's nest and the little Eaglet or Eaglets are too small to see yet. In a few more weeks we should know for sure how many were hatched this year.... Feeding Time
I haven't taken anything worth posting, but I have taken lots of pics. I just have to work a little harder. Here is one of the eagle by my house. She is setting on eggs! I am guessing they should be hatching soon. I can't wait.
eagle on nest sorry about the branches, even though I can get really close it really doesn't help with the pictures. I need to be further away, but that means I need NatureBugs lens! :o)
This little guy has been swimming in the irriigation ditch near my house. I have gotten several id's on him. I just know he is cute.
Hope you all have a wonderful afternoon! Thanks for looking. :o)
On Eagle's Wings
A mature Bald Eagle fly's off it's nest. On Eagle's Wings
Notice the leg bands on the Eagle, the silver ban on the left is the Federal Ban and the blue ban on the right is the state ban. The color Blue indicates that this Eagle was hatched in New York State. This Eagle is about 10 years old.
One of the Ospreys nesting platforms at the Brig aka Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge in New Jersey. Osprey Family
Nature Wild...Eagle's Nest
Two Eight Week Old American Bald Eagle Eaglets In The Nest. I Have Been Watching This Nest And The Eagles Since They Hatched. The Eaglets Will Be Fledging In About Three Or Four Weeks Bald Eagle Eaglets
Osprey's Nest , Male Osprey is on the left, female on the right... True Love
I went last weekend to check out the nesting pair of eagles. I couldn't see either one, but I did get some shots of the nest. I hope they didn't move out.
I spotted this flower as I was headed home
Have a Great Afternoon! Thanks for looking! :o)
Bald Eagle Preserve in Guntersville, AL
A year ago my mom was telling me about going and see bald eagles in the wild. That there was a preserve in Gunterville that protected them and they even nested there. Well, I never got around to going but finally this weekend I did and boy did I get to see some eagles! First, there was the baby in the nest. Then after about 20 minutes of standing around and talking one of the parents flew by, a few minutes later and they were in the nest too! Next we see the other parent fly by and I wait patiently hoping they'll land near the nest too. But they don't. So before we leave I decided to see if I could see any great blues (I'd seen plenty waiting for the first parent to swing by) and what do I see flying through the sky, the other parent! It was so freaking cool! This is only the second time I've seen them in the wild (the first I saw while driving in northern florida but didn't have a camera).
All of these were taken with my 650-1300mm lens. The ones in the nest the lens was zoomed to about 1000mm resting it on my parents' shoulders for support (I've lost my tripods) and all the ones flying were handheld at 650mm. Tell me how I did for my first real birding experience.