what a grand way to start the new year: 4 year-old eagle over the Haw River
For those of you new to my Journey, I watch a nest of bald eagles on Jordan Lake every year. I try hard to get the best photos I can at the long distances needed to not disturb the parents. I call the eagle pair Kate and Petruchio. They are starting their 4th year of raising eaglets. In this photo Kate has begun brooding / incubating her egg(s)! All you can see of her is the upper half of her head, beak facing to the right, bright eye on alert. I watched Petruchio, her mate, bring her a fish yesterday but it was too dark to get a photo.