Jordan Lake. Mom Godiva, a female bald eagle, stands at the most about 3 1/2 feet tall. She tried valiantly to get the stick at the red arrows back to her nest. She carried it for more than 200 feet before it got away from her. As you can tell the stick is somewhat longer than she is tall. Bald eagles have a lot of strength.
Jordan Lake. H&G nest. Bald eagle parents guard their territory all year around. The breeding season here goes from about December 1 to June 1. However the parents are prone to starting repair on their nest if they see a stick that will fit in to whatever hole needs to be patched. Mom Godiva grabbed herself a fairly big stick, hauled it up to the nest and then went fishing and got herself a snack.
Jordan Lake. This morning it is a moment with a great blue heron and the only sound is that of the lake. Enjoy the peace and tranquility. Take care, be safe. Stay well.
Jordan Lake. Body stilled. Talons glinting. Neck stretched just enough to see past surrounding branches. Eyes pinned on point of interest too far away for me to comprehend. This bald eagle fledgling lives to claim tomorrow as hers.
Jordan Lake. A pair of great blue herons are trying to decide just who owns this section of shoreline. To win the game you have to stretch up taller than the other heron. A very stately dance for making a decision about fishing privileges.
Jordan Lake. As autumn nears, the American crows tend to gather in rather large noisy flocks. This individual, however, seemed to be intent upon studying just who was sitting there on the shoreline studying him. So before the crow could decide his curiosity was satisfied and fly off, I photographed his inquisitive portrait.