Cherish is my favorite word, and I cherish the ability of turning the routine into a beautiful moment.
Nature creates in me, a spiritual and meditative time to bring peace, harmony and balance, into an otherwise ordinary day~
Mary Howell Cromer







Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Introducing first images of this season's eyas~

It was an exciting time late yesterday when I went to view nest site and saw the awesome little white down head and those large dark eyes. For now, I am certain of the one and nearly as certain there are two, and if there is a third, it is well hidden. The nest tree has a large crotch with five secondary branch trunks that pretty well hide much of the nest. I am including an image of the adult's wing to show that it is large and when it is fully open, then there is opportunity for knocking a young one from the nest. Thus the next 3 to 4 weeks are critical. I will make several daily treks to site to check the base of tree for any eyas that may fall. It is really neat to watch such large birds take little bits of food to present to the young ones. They are great parents, extremely protective, as well as diligent at what they do. For now the female adult remains on the nest, and even takes time to preen herself a couple of times a day. She even added more greenery yesterday, which helps protect the young ones from the hot sun, as well as give a little more rim hold~

2 comments:

  1. Dear Mary, how exciting to see the nesting and be able to take these wonderful photographs of their progress. Do be careful. I hope you had a most restful weekend.

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  2. Excellent news Mary. Fingers crossed for the next few weeks as they grow bigger and stronger day by day.

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