This is Petruchio, who is the mate to Kate, and he is fishing to provide her with food.
He will provide her with fish while she is patiently keeping their eggs warm and safe.
Kate began incubating her eggs on January 16, 2016.
If all goes well, the chicks should hatch about February 20.
I have been following this Jordan Lake pair of bald eagles since they built their nest in 2012.
I will continue to update their activities for you and for the Army Corps of Engineers’ eagle monitoring project.
You can find past stories about this pair and their offspring
in this blog.WALK7661 01-31-16 @ 09-28-15 New Hope Petruchio fishing

This hermit thrush was a welcome sight against the bare winter tree limbs.
If his eye shape and white ring looks familiar, it is because he is related to the eastern bluebird.

WALK6664 01-26-16 @ 15-10-16 Pea Ridge hermit thrush

The opening of the Eagle Educational photo gallery and meet-the-photographer date

originally scheduled for January 23, had to be changed due to weather.

The opening will be on February 13 from 2-4 PM at the Jordan Lake State Recreation Area Visitor Center, Hwy 64, Apex, NC.

 Hope to see you there! doc ellen

WALK6436 01-21-16 @ 16-38-11 Haw eagle reschedule

At this point in the herring gull melee, the fish was the only one with his mouth closed and silent.
The lowest herring gull, on the left, is the one who caught the fish and then dropped it.
Ultimately, the fish won this round, after actually bouncing off the surface of the river and then diving for safety.WALK5861 01-16-16 @ 15-16-46 Haw fish escape

Sometimes, sometimes the wind fills your feathers.
Your blood runs hot in the cold winter air.
And, just because you can, you do a 180 º roll and drop into a loop.
The two year old bald eagle and I laughed together in the gusting wind.

WALK4584 01-10-16 @ 09-46-25 Ebenezer 2 yo twirl