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.
Eagles of Jordan LakeCategory
Shelter 8 update
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
Jordan Lake. We can look at this photo in two ways. We can see that the female 3-year-old bald eagle has a wing length of ~7ft. The female osprey has a wing length of ~ 5ft. The fish, well, has a fin length of ~ 4 ins. Or we can look at the fact that the bald eagle weighs ~ 12#, the osprey weighs ~ 6#, the fish that the eagle wants to steal weighs about a pound… the osprey is carrying ~ a quarter of its own weight.
First Nest Update
Jordan lake. 1st chick seen this year at the nest. The afternoon backlighting of the nest made the chick sparkle. The chick is at the light green arrow. There may be a possible chick at the light pink arrow but we will have to wait to see them both at the same time to know for sure.
First Nest, First Look at Their Chick
Jordan Lake. Oh, joy! I managed to photograph a chick in the nest with mom Kate. The arrow is pointing at the baby underneath her chest area (above arrow). You can see a silhouette of the head and beak as the chick is facing to the right. Too many shadows for me to have any idea yet of the age of this one.
One Foot Strike
Jordan Lake. One foot strike / death / life / anticipation / caught / both fish and photo / dawn’s cycle / unites / raptor / fish / human