…and then there were two
I’ve followed this Bald Eagles’ nest since I first discovered it in 2013.
So far, I’ve only seen them produce a single eaglet.
I’ve never quite figured out what this pose means. Almost as though he’s singing.
But then he heads for the nest.
and here’s a closeup (very heavily cropped) of the nest… with two little ones anxiously waiting for the parent to arrive. They’re pretty hard to see with all the brush interfering, but there are two little heads (brown, not white) just left of center, watching mom (or dad?) arrive.
This series was fun with several shots in succession as the adult headed for the nest, the tail backlit by the sun. Pity I don’t have a better lens, or better lighting, a better background, not to mention better talent to catch these marvelous moments.
Almost there. It looks like they already have beaks open in anticipation.
My favorite shot of the series with the parent feeding the eaglet on the right while the one to the left looks on.
Like a young eaglet that gets pushed out of the nest at the appropriate time, a young man must learn to fly on his own. If the nest is too cushy, if all of his creature comforts are there for his enjoyment, then he may set up his high-definition television and perch for a while.
― Dennis Rainey,