A good day down taking photos of Ozzie, Harriet, and the eaglets today. Neil got down there about 0830 and stayed until about noon then we went back around 1600 for some late afternoon shots around the other side of the nest.
The eaglets are getting pretty large; about 1/2 the size of Ozzie and most of their hatchling down has been replaced by flight feathers…they should be airborne in the next couple of weeks. Both eaglets spent a lot of time perched on the edge of the nest today exercising their wings.
First up are a couple of shots of Harriet and the eaglets
and a couple of Wood Storks happened by.
Then Ozzie showed up.
Followed by a shift to another tree for a Red Headed Woodpecker.
and an inquisitive horse wandering around under the nest.
Next up Harriet came back from a trip out hunting, nice landing.
and then she just hung around for awhile.
Heading back in the afternoon we caught Ozzie down having a drink at the nearby pond.
and finally he got back home to Mama and the kids for the evening.
We headed off to another nearby dead tree where another pair of eagles hangs out but they weren’t home. This one you can’t get to the nest as it’s down a private road but their perch tree is accessible. Not seeing them we headed off to Cinco Amigos for some Mexican dinner. Margaritas, Shrimp Fajitas, and Chile Relenos…mighty tasty. Got home and watched TV until time for bed.
Tomorrow it’s off pretty early for another visit to Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary…should see a lot of Wood Storks nesting down there as well as lots of waders now that the water levels are down.