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Twin Eagle Follow Up

On March 8th I walked by the nest featured in my March 3rd post:  It’s Twins, Eagles That Is!

I only saw one of the juveniles and didn’t spot an adult in the area. It’s a poor view and the lighting was bad. But it’s an Eagle!

Juvenile Eagle, March 8
Juvenile Eagle, March 8

On March 16th I went by and again only saw one juvenile. If anything, the lighting was worse. The trees around the pine are starting to leaf out making a clean view difficult.

Juvenile Eagle, March 16
Juvenile Eagle, March 16

One of the adults was perched on the other side of the nest. You can see the that the nest is big enough that the second juvenile could be there and not be seen.

Adult Bald Eagle on Nest
Adult Bald Eagle on Nest

 

It’s Twins, Eagles That Is!

I’ve been by this nest a few times this winter and not seen or heard any sign that it was occupied. I was quite surprised to see these two juvenile Bald Eagles peering out.

Juvenile Bald Eagles
Juvenile Bald Eagles

This is the nest from the other side. I’m guessing it is at least 50 feet (15 meters) off the ground.

Bald Eagle Nest
Bald Eagle Nest

I was not aware that one of the adults was there until looking at this images at home. Just above center in the middle of this image you can see the wing and part of the adult Eagle head.

Bald Eagle Nest
Bald Eagle Nest

Taken February 27, 2020

Bald Eagles, Different Angle

After watching this Bald Eagle pair for awhile and getting plenty of images I moved my position to try for some different angles. This first one was from the path directly below the tree where I could see his feet and abundant tail feathers.

Bald Eagle From Underneath
Bald Eagle From Underneath

From the side of the pond behind them I had a different rear-end view. Both Eagles were intent on looking towards the river, not on giving me a profile shot.

Bald Eagle Pair From Underneath
Bald Eagle Pair From Underneath

Going back to my original spot I was able to see the upper Eagle though the branches. The better angle, looking up at this perch from the other side is completely blocked by trees.

Bald Eagle From Underneath
Bald Eagle From Underneath

Bald Eagle Coming In

Shortly after I took the image in my post “Bald Eagle Calling His Mate” I spotted another Eagle flying into the tree line.

Bald Eagle Landing In Tree
Bald Eagle Landing In Tree

By this time the first Eagle had also moved and I’m not sure which one was which. When you’re watching nature unfold through a lens sometimes you miss part, or all, of the action!

Bald Eagle Landing In Tree
Bald Eagle Landing In Tree

This flying Eagle landed in the lower position of the tree and they both settled in.

Bald Eagle Pair in Tree
Bald Eagle Pair in Tree

From this vantage point they can see up and down the Ashley River, the action on several small ponds on this property, and into a marsh on the other side of the river.

Bald Eagle Pair in Tree
Bald Eagle Pair in Tree

And look they do, both turning their heads regularly, but overall content to perch right there.