Greetings to everyone following this amazing story!
Just before 8AM today I shot the above photo! LittleEagle looking very good in his natural camo, sometime earlier today made his way up to the tree where one of his adoptee parents stood vigil overnite.
The little creature after a while made his way to the top of that open limb to the right and watched the goings on oceanside below.
About 8:30ish he looked a bit nervous and hit the open airways.. flew off this limb , across and above me back to his nest tree. As I write this he sits below the nest (very active with Eaglets) awaiting his next manoeuvre. Photos of the flight to follow
Have a wonderful day.... Terry
PS .. A big thank you to those that gather and observe this phenomenon of Nature. I have met some absolutely great people nestside...
All of us seem intent on learning something about Nature and ourselves through these observations!
Friday evening .. I wish I could say that I saw LittleEagle today, however all I did was to hear his cries. Pretty sure he went to bed hungry tonight, as I never got any actual confirmation of him being fed today. I did hear a story about his Mother taking him out to lean how to fish... but I rather doubt it. As far as I can tell, he spent the entire day in the tree that he flew to this morning when he fledged.
This evening's shoot, as beautiful as the light was, felt very melancholy , as our LittleEagle was not in the picture, but hidden from view. Hopefully tomorrow will be better!
In the mean while, I do hope you enjoy these last light (golden hour) images of the Eagle Family. All the best.... Terry
Our LittleEagle has officially fledged.... Around 9AM today he flew from the nest to a nearby tree. I missed the event but was there shortly afterwards. One of the adult Eagles (Dad) was sitting in the same tree about 100 meters away. I could hear the little creature calling, but couldn't see him!
More later plus new images, but a couple interesting sidenotes.
1.. While I was nestside late this morning 2 of the Eaglets were visible and an Annas Hummingbird kept buzzing the nest and in fact several times landed on a nearby branch and looked at an Eaglet who stared at him! WOW.. (Might have a photo?)
2 The tree where LittleEagle flew to also had a visitor. I photographed a very obliging Kingfisher who seemed to be sitting on a nearby branch and watch this continuing story evolve!
The Natural world is truly incredible!
More later as time permits............ Terry
Click on above images and look for the Hummingbird in each photo! I was wondering if the Hummingbird was conveying a message, as the Eaglets were watching her intently!
Here are my latest images from the Eagles family condo! (The foster child is doing very well... Almost thought he was going to choke on some food tonight, but no worries!!! He was definitely feeling more at ease branching out on various limbs, but I would say he is glued to this adopted family! Cheers to everyone who has found my blog and site!!! ... TerryV
Fresh images from the nest this morning.. Breakfast was delivered and LittleEagle is seen jumping in for his share! (which he heartily enjoyed for at least 10 minutes!
More photos later from this mornings shoot! Thanks for looking and all the best to the folks stopping by from the HANCOCK WILDLIFE FOUNDATION!
www.hancockwildlife.org < click link button below >
Greetings to everyone... Sorry for the lag in updates on our little Hawk who truly is an Eagle! (I spent much of the day away) but was back at the nest this evening . Forgot my tripod in my haste to leave the house,(grrr) so photo quality might drop a touch, with all shots being handheld!
Welcome to Summer Solstice everyone , just look at this little creature balance!
* The 9 images below are in a gallery... Just click on the first then navigate using the arrows to the next, etc *
Back at the nest late this evening.. Very little activity until near 9PM .. Juvi Eaglets performed much wing flapping... The Young Hawk-Eagle skipped along the open branch and made little flights in the boughs! My heart races as I feared he may fall, but after 15 or 20 minutes of these antics and adult came in with food and he dove back into the nest for a snack!
Tomorrow should ne a nail biter.. Will he fledge??? .. Signing of on this last day before Summer Solstice... You're eyes on the Hawk-Eagle in Sidney, BC ... Terry V :)
Another exciting morning at the nest of the Hawk who would be an Eagle! We observed the little fella getting fed (food arrived via both parents nearly at once) and afterward he climbed up on the West facing tree limb and then hopped (flew) down!
He sure is growing fast and feathering out!
Thanks again for all the great visits I had with kind and concerned folks at the nest site, and hello to those youngsters who attended with their school class to watch some real life Nature at work! Bravo to their teacher for binging them and caring!
Also hello to all those new to my site now watching from Manitoba! Greetings.. Terry V
Well, the Sunday rain finally subsided and gave way to a misty overcast morn.. As I got to "The Nest" immediately I saw our favourite little Hawklet sitting alone out on a limb. I just missed clicking on him doing some serious stretches, but did spend several hours observing. At about 8AM he began crying loudly and one of the adult Eagles who was perched nearby came over and sat beside him.. This seemed to comfort the little creature.
I met a host of people today at the site and want to thank the local residents for their extreme patience and kindness shown to a group of strangers who have literally descended into their neighbourhood to see this oddity of Nature unfold.
Thanks to the residents and thanks to all passerby's for your comments and wisdom! Cheer's Terry
PS.. Yes..I will print more greeting cards and bring them along next time (Perhaps this evening)
March 2018 .. I just received notice that my blog has been awarded a distinction of being one of the top 100 photography blogs in Canada.
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