Wednesday, April 27, 2011

almost Wordless Wednesday - Eagles' nest

This pair of bald eagles, above, built their nest in a cottonwood at the south end of the lake in 2007.

The photos were taken with a Canon Powershot G3 mounted on a scope, not a super-duper-professional-photographer-type one, but one which allows us to see and photograph the nest located a quarter mile+ away. So the images can be a bit blurry, sorry.

March 2010

The eagles added to the nest every year, gradually increasing the size and weight. They say the nests can weigh up to TWO TONS. Click here for more information on bald eagles.
During a severe wind storm at the beginning of this year, 
the nest blew down.

The eagles were back in February, rebuilding in the same location.

Image, taken from the comfort of a kayak on the lake, of a juvenile in nest, testing its wings, summer of 2008.

There's at least one eaglet in the new nest now.
Hooray for Spring!

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  1. Great shots! Eagles are so cool, although when I visited Alaska, they were everywhere - sort of like seagulls by me.

  2. You are so lucky to be able to watch the Eagles building the nest and raising their family. That last picture is amazing!

  3. Great shots! I felt as if I were there.

  4. Yeah digiscoping! I hope to do more of that this year. (Just got a cheap microscope too.)

  5. Great photographs. I think it's cool that they came back to the same location.

  6. Thank you so much for your very kind words :)
    These pics are amazing, I've never seen one so closely. We don't really have them here.

  7. What fabulous shots! So lucky to see them in the wild...


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