Bald Eagles

We heard about a nest of bald eagles on TV today so we went to check it out. They are in the woods on Hwy. 105 just north of where Hwy 1135 comes into 105. They are on the west side of the highway off a bit into the woods but, if you go there will be folks with binoculars and cameras on the side of the highway so it’s easy to find.

We saw the nest and people told us the eagles have been in that area for the last 4 years. They are in a good spot for building on to the top of the nest the way eagles do, because the limbs are forked off in about 3 different ways. The nest looks like a pile of sticks.

I was looking at it through binoculars and saw what looked like a styrofoam cup and then it moved and I realized it was a bird. We watched the head turn for the longest while listening to people talk about how the male flew off this way, and the female did this other thing, and one came to the nest with a snake, and the babies were seen….

Finally, I asked a man if they were more active at certain times. He said he wasn’t sure. As I stood there, watching the mother bird’s head turn, trying to decide whether to stay or leave, she got out of the nest and stood on the edge of it. After a bit of wiggling and stretching she flew off to a different tree and perched on a branch.

Then after a while the dad flew in with groceries and we got to watch him feed the babies. I couldn’t believe how broad his head looks from behind. That is one big bird!

Mom flew back over to the nest a few minutes later. She got settled in the nest and dad kept feeding and I asked Ricky if he was hungry now that we watched eagles eat lunch. So, we came home and got Carly and went to Tacos La Bamba.

You never know what’s going to happen when you get up in the morning.

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