Jordan Lake. First Nest. “Oh drat,” I said, “please Mom Kate don’t go around behind the trees.” I sighed. Then I got home and started to look through the day’s photos and well, maybe I should not have said drat at all. Mom Kate makes a fine sun-catcher in the fog.

Jordan Lake. First Nest. Triplets!!! Kate and Bard have three chicks. The usual number of chicks in a nest is two – 3 is uncommon. The small chick laying across the front of the nest is probably the youngest of the 3. Sometimes eggs are laid and hatched several days apart. The 2 bigger chicks are looking up at Dad Bard – you can see the back of his head and his tail.

triplet bald eagle chicks

Jordan Lake. I saw Loblolly last week (that is her in the photo) but have not seen Pitch in more than 3 weeks. We will all have to wait until this coming December to see what Loblolly does. My thanks again to each of you in all your support of not just Loblolly and Pitch but also for the Jordan Lake Neighborhood. Peace and grace, Doc Ellen

Loblolly