Field Report - Feb 19-25, 2024

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Bald Eagle Blog, where I share my regular encounters and photos of Bald Eagles.

Field Report - Feb 19-25, 2024
Field Report - Feb 19-25, 2024

Hello everyone!.  I hope everyone is doing well.

I have some exciting news to share!  It appears from my observations that John & Sandy are expecting!

I’m able to observe their nest from a safe distance and on three separate days this week, Sandy was sitting in the same spot in the nest.  I’m going to go with the assumption that she’s got some eggs.

John is keeping a watchful eye on the nest from nearby trees, making sure Sandy is safe.   I’m sure he’s keeping her well fed with all of her favorite foods.

Bald Eagles take 35 days to hatch.  Not knowing when the eggs were laid, my estimate is that they are due to hatch sometime in the latter part of March.

This is Sandy (female) taking care of  the babies

I was also able to get a few photos of John.  He pretty much stayed close by to the nest making sure that all is well.

The 'launch' photos are always some of my favorites


One final thing that I would like to share...

While it appears from my images that I am quite close the nest, in reality I am not.   At all times, I ensure that I'm complying with all regulations related to my distance from the nest.  

I took the photo below from with my iphone to give you an idea as to what my eye is actually seeing.

Taken with iPhone.  What my eye sees.

I use a long telephoto lens to be able to take the photo.

Straight from the camera.  What the camera 'sees'.

Finally, using Adobe Lightroom, I crop in to produce the final image.

As always, if you have any questions or feedback, you can drop me a line in the comments below and I'll get back to you straight away!


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