Godiva was in the nest, looking very eagle.
I didn’t see Hershey.
I found Kate and Petruchio way, way down their cove.
That is Kate on the left and Petruchio on the right.
Eagle Nest / First Nest of Jordan Lake
BTW I am changing this nest name to First Nest to help us all keep the nests straight.
This is the very first nest I started monitoring for the Army Corps of Engineers (thank you, A.C.E.!).
Here is Kate leaving the nest after she and Petruchio had spent some time working on it.
Kate should start laying eggs the end of this month.
A little hard to see with the glare of the bright afternoon sun yesterday!
That is Hershey flying up to the nest.
Godiva is sitting on her usual perch on a branch in front of the nest,
Yes, she is hollering – maybe because Hershey isn’t bringing a repair branch?
At the Eagle Family nest, I found Petruchio grooming, way to the right of his nest.
The storms of the fall have shifted some of the trees between me and the nest – making the nest harder to see.
The nest has some new sticks added to it.
I didn’t see Kate.
At the H&G nest, I found both parents there.
Hershey was in the nest looking over what is needed for repairs.
Godiva is off to the right, you can see her feet and body and a tiny sliver of her white head.
For all the eons that bald eagles have existed here in North America they have danced.
Even when a breeding pair has been together for years they dance.
Especially as the year turns from fall towards winter, their breeding season.
Each year the pair do aerial renewals of their relationships.
I managed to catch a small moment of that dance – please see the slideshow at https://youtu.be/4bhCvAcd2TY
If you would like to take an occasional side road
littered with meditations, poetry, musings and photography,
try my morningpsalms web site.
The site was first published in 2002.
For various and sundry reasons,
see http://www.morningpsalms.com/wandered-home-again-essay, I let the site languish.
I have returned to posting my musings.
That’s Godiva in the photo, hunting at Jordan Lake yesterday.