Thursday, March 12, 2009

Eagles making eagles

They are out there, as I have said before, if you care to look. Where ever you find large (or not so large) bodies of water, you can find eagles. If you don't know where to look, ask any of your local wildlife people.

If that doesn't work, there is a pair in California that is performing for the camera. Two eggs in the nest and an incubating mother. If you want to see the eagles raising their young, watch the link from Cool Green Science.

Biologists have spotted two eggs in the bald eagle nest on Santa Cruz Island — and web users around the world can watch the nesting parents via a live camera!
To read the article check it out at:
Cool Green Science.

Of course we have our own eagles. I haven't seen the mature ones yet, but their nest is just around the corner from my house.

Their nest was originally about a half a mile away, but it was blown down during a hurricane. They've been nesting in the new location for about two years now.

We see the eagles flying overhead as we sit on our back porch over the summer. This winter I had one bald sweep down from its soaring and knock Gonzo out of a tree.

Sometimes, they will accost the passing osprey and steal the fish from them in mid-air. It is worth watching the fight. This video didn't happen here, but it is still worth a look.


Isaac said...

Wow, the bald in that video is FAST!! Makes the osprey look like its standing still! Cool video.

Anonymous said...

I remember the first time I saw an eagle catch a fish. It was at my Aunt and Uncles place in the U.P. of Michigan. It was an awesome sight. I sat and watched the eagles fly around for hours.

Doug said...

They are very cool birds.