This post was modified from its original form on 29 Mar, 17:28
We had a horrendous wind-rain storm last night and I got up at 3:30 a.m. to make sure this nest was still there. One of the chatters on the Decorah Eagle thread mentioned her fears that the old tree might not make it through the storm. Boy oh boy, was it ever swaying! I got dizzy just watching it.
I just checked in and Mom or Dad is laying rather oddly in the nest. It's pouring rain and still a bit windy where the nest is. I know she has two eggs there, but maybe there was a hatching and she's trying to protect eaglet. I think the eggs came after Decorah though.
Will have to keep an eye on this poor couple being Nature battered. Something tells me they must be used to it being so close to the ocean.
yes that was it Barb i hope your week is starting well
LOL Mary! Bobble Heads is a cute word to describe birds heads in a nest. I think that is what you meant. I love their bobble heads too.
i love their bobble heads
She is so beautiful Cheryl! I just turned on her cam and it's sunny there and beautiful Yes she's all cozy in her nest.
Here we go again is right, Mary! It doesn`t seem like a year since last time.
Barb, yes this is in Canada. Actually, this nest is about 45 minutes away from where I live. The beach it overlooks is where I spent a lot of my teen years and where I go for walks these days when I can get down there. I can`t see the nest but I can see the general area of forest way up on a hill where it is. So when the wind blows hard here, like it did about a week ago, I know what`s happening at the nest. It was swaying so much that I thought the tree was going to snap! It`s a great lullaby tree for the babes, though.
Here`s our Mom basking in some warm sun today, overlooking the beach, with a slight wind blowing. It looks really comfy and makes me sleepy just looking at her in the nest. Dad will probably bring a nice fish for dinner tonight.
I don`t know if there are any more eggs - I have only been able to see the one. It seems all the birds on our cams don`t want to get up so I can see what`s happening underneath them!
brilliant here we go again!
Thank you Cheryl! They are so beautiful. Is this in Canada?
Love and big hugs.
Barb, Baby and Beenie
On a private portion of the White Rock bluff overlooking Boundary Bay is a small grove of evergreens. One tree, only about 100 feet from the back porch of the home, has an eagle nest in it. The owners have donated the installation of two cameras for us to watch this active eagle nest (closeup); one in the tree near the nest, and one in an adjacent tree overlooking the nest tree (wide angle) with a view of the bay in the background.
This nest was built in November of 2009 after the pair's original nest, 500 yards north of this site, was disturbed by construction. Two chicks were successfully raised to fledging in Summer of 2010 and also 2011.
Long-shot view (tide's in - lots of available fish)
Rolling first egg while Dad proudly watches: