Join Doc Ellen as she explores the year-round populations of songbirds and the hummingbirds at Jordan Lake. We will look at migration arrivals and summer breeding cycles. Learn interesting facts about our beloved feathered jewels as we explore the smaller avian inhabitants of the Jordan Lake Neighborhood.
Please register for Songbirds and Hummers of Jordan Lake on Jun 22, 2021 7:00 PM EDT at:
Jordan Lake, Sunday, June 13, 2021. This great blue heron decided he needed a Sunday morning stroll. And he did just that: walked past me as if I was just another tree on the shoreline. I enjoyed his sauntering along. Take care, be safe. Stay oh so very very well!
Jordan Lake Dam, Haw River. Ospreys don’t often really get angry with each other and actually go after each other with talons and beaks at the ready. This morning 2 male ospreys got very angry. I don’t know what started the argument because there were no osprey nests nearby to cause a territory dispute (those kind of disputes are almost always a lot of screaming and mild threats). I wondered if the osprey being chased was an immature bird, from last year, and had some how gotten on the wrong side of the other bird. I couldn’t see enough the plumage or eye color to know that. I was just glad to see the threatened bird fly out of the mouth of the tailrace and safely away. PS: the smudges and soft focus are the result of my determined efforts to shoot through the trees on the riprap…life in the photographer’s lane…
Jordan Lake: Bald Eagle Nest SUPRISE!!! at Captain’s Nest. You never know, during a bald eagle breeding season, how the cycle will end. Once in a while you’re completely surprised right near the finish … There were actually THREE chicks who fledged from the Captain’s Nest – usually there are 2 chicks. It is always difficult to track the number of eaglets while they are in the nest and Captain’s Nest proved just that. If you look just below the arrow you can see the face of the 3rd chick. We have now seen all 3 of the chicks fledged and enjoying their cove. Way to go Captain Mom and Dad! Triplets! My thanks to Captain Doug for sharing his photo and the Captain Nest journey with us.
Come join tomorrow’s Webinar: a journey through a year with the Bald Eagles of First Nest at Jordan Lake. We will explore what it means to be a parent bald eagle and how to grow as a bald eagle chick and then fledgling. Thursday June 3, at 7PM at https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/regi…/7604824265165301005 . There is a registration fee of $9.50. I hope you will come and join Mom Kate and Dad Petruchio and some of their chicks during the 1 hour presentation.
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Please register for Bald Eagle Nest Life at Jordan Lake on Jun 3, 2021 7:00 PM EDT at:
Jordan Lake: sometimes it is the details that capture my eye … as when this fledgling bald eagle was landing … his strong beak a pointer, sharp glinting talons about to grab the branch. He is beautiful.