Saturday, May 3, 2014

Enough For Me

Monday afternoon after pigging out eating lunch, I gathered up the binoculars and zoomer and headed in the woods.  I've been concerned about the eagles as I am not hearing as much chatting as last year.  Afraid that they abandoned the nest because of a lot of  activity (construction) in the immediate area, I just had to see for myself.

I've now found a great spot to sit...a spot in the woods beneath the trees, yet not on the ground.  A couple of boulders (vines and all) seem to fit my backside perfectly.  Although I am still about 100 yards away from the nest, the binoculars bring me up close.


From my spot, looking slightly to the right, I can see our house.  Of course, once the leaves are out, it will totally be obscured.



Looking to my left the other side of the ridge holds a beautiful view.  Then,
using the binoculars and scanning the perimeter of the nest, I didn't see many fresh sprigs of pine.  It was quiet.  Too quiet.  




There was no alert given as I walked through the woods.  No chirping.  No chatting.  Knowing that the eagles can see for miles, that in itself bothered me.  Disappointed with the silence, I sat patiently, at first, waiting.  Then after about 40 minutes, I stood to take a pic in the direction of the nest with zoomer before I headed home.


Discovering it when I imported the pic, I was elated!!
I know it isn't much...maybe not for you.  But it is enough for me!
The Pres thought I was imagining things...:(

Look towards the center of this pic.  Do you see a white head with a yellow beak?

Relying heavily on materials Kate from DEEP sent me, these reports and findings have become regular reading for me.  After all, I accepted the job...:)








Did you know there's the difference in posture between sitting on eggs and brooding chicks?  I never did.  Yet, there is a difference...a big difference.  Judging by the posture of the eagle, it is sitting on an egg which should be hatching soon, I'm guessing.



Sharing some facts with you and those at



14 comments:

Ann said...

I think I do see the white head. I wonder why you didn't hear any of the usual noises though.
Interesting that they have two different postures for sitting on eggs and brooding chicks.

Linda said...

You are the expert! You know what you see! And I see it, too. The reason you heard nothing is the same reason a pair of ducks have found a home in our pond (as long as Flip stays away) and do not fly away when we are near. Have a great Saturday! Linda@Wetcreek Blog

Inger said...

I see something white, but not sure what it is. I love your patience, sitting for over 40 minutes. Nature does require patience, which I don't have much of.

Betty said...

I'll have to take your word for it. I thought they were probably off finding worms. :)

Sandra said...

looks like when the chicks are under her she is On Alert.... glad the eagles were ok.

Ginny said...

I do see a bit of white. Maybe if she has the chicks, they are keeping quiet so as not to attract danger. But someone still has to make constant food runs.

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

That's interesting about the posture changes. When you think about it, it makes sense.

Karen said...

What a beautiful area. I'm so glad the eagles are still there!

eileeninmd said...

So happy you found the nest, soon their will be eaglets too. Awesome! Thanks for linking up your post with my critter party.. Have a happy weekend!

Nina said...

You know where to look and how to spot them ... that's wonderful!
Now that you've spotted the nest, you might be lucky follow the little ones, as they start to learn to fly!

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

Very interesting, I'm glad you were patient and discovered the nest.

Rambling Woods said...

I do see the head.... Great eye for detail you have

Blondie's Journal said...

Oh darn, I don't see anything. Then again, I couldn't make out my baby in the ultrasound video when everyone else could!

I truly hope all will be well this year. What an adventurous, caring soul you are! :)

XO,
Jane

Margaret Adamson said...

Great find and hopefully you will be able to see baby Eagles.

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