Although we had planned on heading to my son's around 12:30pm, I had to take a nap before we left. Busy all morning, making lasagne and crab salad, I was simply tuckered out. Right after I got comfy on the couch and pulled the sheet over my head, I heard the knock at the door. It was Corey who greeted me his usual smile and twinkling eyes with, "Okay, Miss nature extraordinaire. Come with me. I found the nest."
Bouncing up and grabbing my raincoat from the coat closet and putting on my garden shoes, I grabbed "zoomer."
Pointing out the nest, Corey told me that it was at least 110 feet up the pine. Located in the upper third, I couldn't believe the size of it.
The rest is history, folks. It is a nest. The eagles I've been watching on and off since last year made it official. I'm sure we'll be seeing a lot of activity once the eaglets hatch and you know I'll keep you posted. I've also decided to document the dates and times of their sightings...just a personal thing.
I apologize for the "blur" on the photo below..it was raining and as I stood under the nest gazing up, I felt like I was going to tip over backward. Since Corey is like a son to us, I asked him to brace my shoulders so I wouldn't fall over!! But, as usual my exuberance got in the way and I forgot to wipe the raindrops from my lens!!!
Then we left the forest, just as we came but I have to admit that it made me feel special...not because I spotted them but because they were nesting right next door to us!
Now, lets hope that they return each year.
What a Mother's Day Gift!!!