State Ranger Steve McMurray has shared with us a photo of Lady Lake at the LL&H nest.
He took the photo yesterday through a spotting scope.
Thanks Steve for letting us know Lady Lake is bright eyed and on her nest.
Mating in the bald eagle world is noisy, precarious and spectacular.
Hershey, the male, has to balance on Godiva’s curved back without using his talons –
he doesn’t want to cause damage to his mate.
His wings that give him hunting agility now provide Hershey with the brief moment he needs to mate.
Another eagle monitor has graced us with two of his photos of this nest.
I am grateful for his input as this nest is hard for me to reach.
You can see Lady Lake brooding – she is sitting on egg(s).
In this photo you get a long view of the nest tree and the nest.
Yay! Kate is brooding too. Chicks in about 30-35 days.
You can just see Kate’s head right at the brim of the nest. She is facing to the right.
If you look carefully you can see her eye between the large limb and a much smaller branch.
Hershey and Godiva H&G
I almost didn’t get this shot as I was packing up and putting my camera away when Hershey flew past.
Against the grey sky you can see that Hershey has nesting material tucked against his tail, trailing some pieces.
I am not sure yet that Godiva is brooding.