BackYard Chickens › BYC Forum › Social › Random Ramblings › BALD EAGLES NESTING ON MY PROPERTY
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

BALD EAGLES NESTING ON MY PROPERTY - Page 9

post #81 of 86
Thread Starter 

Last weekend we had the final snow of the season (I hope considering it feels like summer this weekend).  I got some photos of the two males (I think) on the far perch.  As I was clicking away, I heard some eagle calls from the nest confirming the presence of three eagles in the area.  Last year the eagles were more vocal, and I wonder if the pair was more vexed by visits from the third eagle then. This year there are far fewer peal calls from the nest it seems, suggesting a calmer nesting season.

 

I noticed some interesting behaviors on the far perch through the scope on a couple of occasions:  Two eagles were perching, but one would start to beak at the other's feet and wings.  On one occasion, the seemingly harassed eagle kept scooting over and then it hopped to a nearby branch.  Another time the beaking seemed to force the eagle off the branch all together.  This behavior makes me wonder if there is an uneasy truce between the males.  If only I had a nest camera to track the eagles...

CHICKENS: to name just a few Cochin, Orpington,  OEG, Russian Orloff, Brahma.  Also have geese and cats
  SEE MY BYC PAGE  for photos 

  SEE MY  CHICKEN PAGE for even more photos

Reply

CHICKENS: to name just a few Cochin, Orpington,  OEG, Russian Orloff, Brahma.  Also have geese and cats
  SEE MY BYC PAGE  for photos 

  SEE MY  CHICKEN PAGE for even more photos

Reply
post #82 of 86
Simply beautiful! Such a great shot! thumbsup.gif
Did a moth know that the flame was going to change her life forever, or did she simply fly towards that heated embrace, knowing it would offer her something she couldn't give herself? In the end, the answer didn't really matter. The moth had never wanted the choice. -Joey W. Hill-
Reply
Did a moth know that the flame was going to change her life forever, or did she simply fly towards that heated embrace, knowing it would offer her something she couldn't give herself? In the end, the answer didn't really matter. The moth had never wanted the choice. -Joey W. Hill-
Reply
post #83 of 86
Thread Starter 

A red tail hawk landed on a tree outside the house and a got some photos through the laundry room window.  I think a pair of the hawks have a nest on the other side of the wetland.  It is difficult to see the nest from my home, but I have seen a hawk repeatedly land near what looks like a nest.  Once I watched one of the eagles circle over that side of the wetland a few times in a row with the hawk in pursuit.  

 

 

CHICKENS: to name just a few Cochin, Orpington,  OEG, Russian Orloff, Brahma.  Also have geese and cats
  SEE MY BYC PAGE  for photos 

  SEE MY  CHICKEN PAGE for even more photos

Reply

CHICKENS: to name just a few Cochin, Orpington,  OEG, Russian Orloff, Brahma.  Also have geese and cats
  SEE MY BYC PAGE  for photos 

  SEE MY  CHICKEN PAGE for even more photos

Reply
post #84 of 86

So pleased that you are enlightening us of continuing events with these wonderful eagles...I have caught up now on the progress since I was last on your great thread...

 

Mr. Bean ....the cute little owl was no doubt named after a character called Mr; Bean by the actor Rowan Atkinson...maybe it is the eyes!

 

Wonderful photography of the events that are being explained in great detail by you....

 

Waiting for your next post...

A friend is someone who understands your past, believes in your future and accepts you today the way you are.

 

"Maman" ( my Avatar ) RIP my beloved died 8th February 2014...my heart is broken

Reply

A friend is someone who understands your past, believes in your future and accepts you today the way you are.

 

"Maman" ( my Avatar ) RIP my beloved died 8th February 2014...my heart is broken

Reply
post #85 of 86
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Suzie View Post
 

So pleased that you are enlightening us of continuing events with these wonderful eagles...I have caught up now on the progress since I was last on your great thread...

 

Mr. Bean ....the cute little owl was no doubt named after a character called Mr; Bean by the actor Rowan Atkinson...maybe it is the eyes!

 

Wonderful photography of the events that are being explained in great detail by you....

 

Waiting for your next post...

Ha! Rowan Atkinson did make his eyes very round for that character.  The wee owl is also as ovular as a bean.  Yesterday I was cleaning behind the indoor owls' enclosures and had to move them around, which they found to be disconcerting.  So they were watching me with extra round eyes!

 

Here is a photo of Burt the long eared owl who usually looks rather alarmed due to his round eyes.

CHICKENS: to name just a few Cochin, Orpington,  OEG, Russian Orloff, Brahma.  Also have geese and cats
  SEE MY BYC PAGE  for photos 

  SEE MY  CHICKEN PAGE for even more photos

Reply

CHICKENS: to name just a few Cochin, Orpington,  OEG, Russian Orloff, Brahma.  Also have geese and cats
  SEE MY BYC PAGE  for photos 

  SEE MY  CHICKEN PAGE for even more photos

Reply
post #86 of 86
Thread Starter 

Unfortunately, it became clear near the beginning of May that the hatch was not successful.  The eagles were spending time near the nest, but I did not observe them tending to the nest.  Of course we will not know if the eggs were not viable or if they were destroyed by something.  

 

On May first I noticed an immature (dark headed) eagle perching near the nest, then shortly after it flew away two adult eagles(I think the original pair) perched in the same tree for over an hour.  In that time I heard peal calls from over head and saw an immature eagle and a white headed mature eagle fly over the area.  Two days later I heard peal calls from the nest and could see a white head over the edge.  Peal calls continued for  at least 20 minutes, and I noticed an eagle on the far perch.  Eventually an eagle flew from the nest to join the other one on the far perch, and it apparently brought some food along from the nest, because it started pulling morsels from whatever is held in its talons.  Peal calls kept coming from the nest and the far perch. Eventually a mottle feathered immature eagle flew from the nest in the opposite direction. Who knows if tensions among the eagle trio contributed to the nesting season failure...  It will be interesting to watch who shows up for the next nesting season.

 

Here is a photo of the bald eagle head visible over the edge of the nest on May 3.


Edited by scratch'n'peck - 5/19/16 at 2:12pm

CHICKENS: to name just a few Cochin, Orpington,  OEG, Russian Orloff, Brahma.  Also have geese and cats
  SEE MY BYC PAGE  for photos 

  SEE MY  CHICKEN PAGE for even more photos

Reply

CHICKENS: to name just a few Cochin, Orpington,  OEG, Russian Orloff, Brahma.  Also have geese and cats
  SEE MY BYC PAGE  for photos 

  SEE MY  CHICKEN PAGE for even more photos

Reply
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Random Ramblings
BackYard Chickens › BYC Forum › Social › Random Ramblings › BALD EAGLES NESTING ON MY PROPERTY