Good evening to everyone from "the Nest" in Sidney, BC
This afternoon, just before my 2nd radio interview with Pamela McColl on CFAX 1070 , it hit! What hit, you ask? ... Well the fact that from here on, life at and around the nest will be quite different.
When I arrived around 12:30 PM, I could not see the remaining Eaglet but later realized the last one to fledge is still just branching around the nest. I have to say, the hit for me was an empty feeling to realize that some visits in the future will be very pale in comparison to the past 4 weeks of daily visits. (Today is week 4 to the day for my documenting this amazing quirk of Nature)
And this is the first day I did not actually see LittleEagle, though I did hear the little creature from 2 locations around 3:30 PM after an Adult Eagle arrived nearby.
There were also several flights around the nest by the 2 juvenile Eagles and its amazing to watch them gracefully glide past overhead and make pretty decent landings in the treetops.
I will be back at the Nest again in the morning , as David Hancock and Christian Sasse are reportedly going to be on location.
It will be interesting to hear Davids thoughts on what is the next likely scenario for LittleEagle.
I will be adding a few images shortly from today... Hope you enjoy them...
All the very best to you and a special thanks to Pameal McColl for sharing the airwaves today with LittleEagle.... TerryV
On my way home from Sidney this afternoon, I saw an adult RedTailed Hawk , stopped my vehicle and managed a couple of images in the bright light. I'm guessing from the size, this is a mature RedTail female... These are quite large cropped photos, as she didn't allow me to get too near. (Could this beautiful bird be LittleEagles Mom???)
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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