Some snow fell over the Bald Eagle nest and our area this past two weeks. During this time a lot has happened and while the nest holds on, it does continue to also fall away slightly as the birds try their best to add to it and build it up. We had severe storms this past week and the nest remained and every day we are all thankful.
I have not been to nest site since Tuesday, due to having had surgery but I have very nice people letting me know that all is well there.
I will get there soon and I always look forward to it~
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I am joining in the fun with Eileen at:
I'd Rather Be Birdin'
Wednesday Around the World at Communal Global
Choosing the perfect stick to take to the nest~
The Eagle carried in a Grey Squirrel earlier on Tuesday. Later in day it found the Red Fox Squirrel that I had thrown on maintenance road. You can see that the hen moves the Grey Squirrel over to edge of nest and moves the Red Fox Squirrel closer in for later. The Squirrel looks rather pitiful becoming a Flying Squirrel, but as is nature, nature is.
Tuesday a Red-Fox Squirrel was killed on the lane where I observe the Bald Eagles. It happened after I arrived and I went to see how bad the kill was. It was clean and so I picked up the Squirrel and tossed it on the maintenance road in case the Eagles might claim it. Sure enough it was worth the wait. The first pass the Eagle went up into a nearby tree to observe the Squirrel. It then made a couple of passes, actually picked it up and tossed it at one point and then flew back up into the same tree again. It was worth the nearly 45 minute wait when it flew back down and grabbed it again, this time taking it to a nearby perch to eat it's fill before taking it up to the nest to it's partner. At one point it dropped the Squirrel and then lifted it off the ground once again. The hen then fed her at least two hatchlings before she partook of some herself. It was worth the long wait to watch nature unfold~
Feeding what appears to be at least two Eaglets as she was turning from side to side and assuredly not feeding herself. We are hoping for the best for this nest (I don't give locations) as it has lost a main support branch and the front of the nest has fallen away~
This is an incredible story that I saw online last week, how wonderful that this can happen.
I love this story~
Eastern Bluebirds are already selecting nesting materials in our area~
Carolina Wren took a bath in a water puddle on deck rail~
Fox Sparrow, American Cardinals (female and male), Chickadee an Eastern Towhee (male) and a White-throated Sparrow~
Turkey Vultures waiting their turn following yet another White tailed Deer roadkill~