Shootin’ two birds
Finally caught the pair at home…. but first a shot from roughly ten days ago when it looked like the male was waiting and waiting for his mate to return. I must have sat there for an hour waiting along with him. These are all pretty heavily cropped since the nest is clear across the river, a good distance away. I haven’t seen any activity or signs of young ones at the nest though I’ve checked in fairly often over the past months.The female is said to be larger than the male which makes me think that’s mom on the upper perch. No idea why her head is so much darker… unless she’s still a bit young. It takes four to five years for them to reach full maturity when the heads turn from brown to that characteristic white.