Jordan Lake. Doc Ellen‘s Natural Minute brought to you through the generosity of Captain Doug and his expert helmsmanship. We came upon an Osprey family. Mom Osprey to the left and her three chicks to the right. Note that they are starting to exercise their wings … but are still unsteady with their bodies. Flight is their goal!
Jordan Lake. I was tracking a male bald eagle, who was heading for a landing. His mate was watching his projected flight path closely. She was trying to decide just where he was going to land. Her expression as he landed is just too funny.
Jordan Lake. I was at the Jordan Lake Dam. Watching mostly ospreys. Then, along came this pair of fledgling bald eagles. The wind was nicely cool and just rough enough to really stir the two youngsters into action! They sure were having a good time.
Jordan Lake. I heard the fledgling bald eagle screaming as it burst forth from the trees. Right behind the young eagle was a pair of fish crows. Apparently the eaglet had gotten too close to the fish crows’ nest. All 3 instantly banked back into the trees and I tried to follow them through the branches but they disappeared very quickly out of my sight.
Jordan Lake. I caught the red-headed woodpecker couple on a little bit of video for you. One parent was in the nesting cavity – incubating or brooding – and its partner arrived. The parents traded off nest duties while I was watching. Hope you enjoy!
Jordan Lake. This pair of red-headed woodpeckers have started incubation – can you see the parent inside the nest cavity in the 1st photo? Both parents incubate the eggs. The male usually takes night duty. The startled questioning look on the one that was down deep inside and popped out as the other parent disappeared is quite funny.