Happy Independence Day... LittleEagle sends greetings to all his friends in the USA !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Greetings to everyone and a special warm one to all you folks watching LittleEagle from South of the 49th.
241 years ago, The United States of America adopted the Declaration of Independence on this day, July 4th ....... I hope a joyful , happy day was enjoyed by all!
It was quite a hot, sunny one here on Southern Vancouver Island. I had some business in Victoria for a good part of today, so didn't arrive at the nest for my first look until around 5PM. On the drive over, I couldn't help but enjoy the sparkling ocean vistas, backdropped by Washington State and the incredibly beautiful Mount Baker with its snow capped glory reaching up to the sky!
This is the view that LittleEagle and his family enjoy each day... This is where the family group will live out their lives and enjoy their destiny.
I was told by one of the dear neighbours that live near the nest that LittleEagle had a rather tough event today. Yet one more flight to the nest, landing on the side, sticks pulled away and he tumbled many feet below... crashing through 2 sets of evergreen boughs before correcting this plummet and flying off, not far above the ground.
Another tough landing for littleEagle, but kids seem to recover quickly and today was no exception.
When I arrived back at the nest this evening around 7:30,LittleEagle was obviously hungry and made several attempts to fly directly back into the nest for a snack, but twice I saw him held off by one of the Eaglets.
One of the folks watching suggested that when the Eaglets are hungry, they get aggressive which stands to reason, because once they get their fill of food, sharing seems to become much easier. I saw this myself this evening.
LittleEagle finally got back to the nest after the adults brought several food deliveries.
. ............... !!! DANG Crows!!! ...............
Summer 2023.. I just received notice that my blog has been awarded a distinction of being one of the top 10 photography blogs in Canada.
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