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Bald Eagles Repairing Their Nest in The Villages, FL

This pair of Southern Bald Eagles has nested and raised two families this year alone.  The pair have their nest on an electric tower in the center of the lovely Nancy Lopez Legacy Golf Course here in The Villages, Florida.  This area is accessible via golf cart on the multi-modal path.

It appears the couple is repairing or remodeling their nest.  Perhaps they are trying to ready their nest for a new clutch of eggs?  Who knows?  This nest is close to several ponds and open fields so food is plentiful.  There also are larger trees and electric towers for the high perches eagles seem to prefer.  A good habitat for raising eaglets!  By the way, I took these pictures at about 6:00pm on Friday evening, May 3, 2019.   Please click on the thumbnail image to see the slightly larger version of the picture.  Enjoy!

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Bald Eagles on Towers and Poles

Southern Bald Eagles here in The Villages tend to perch on the high tension electric towers and on very large electric poles as well as occasionally in the crowns of taller Live Oak Trees.  I spotted these Southern Bald Eagles here at the Nancy Lopez Legacy Golf Course and at an area just East of Morse Blvd. on San Pedro.  I took these pictures just a few days ago.

The eagles on the San Pedro vicinity tower are a parent and older eaglet.  The eaglet was hatched a few months ago.  I have photographed both the parent and eaglet a few times now.  That eaglet is almost ready to fly off!  The eagles at Nancy Lopez Legacy Golf Course have already finished with this year’s family and are likely resting from that effort.  All of these eagles are year-around residents here.  Please click on the thumbnail image to see the slightly larger version of the photo.  Enjoy!

Bald Eagle and Eaglet on the Nest!

A Southern Bald Eagle and its eaglet baby were spotted in their nest high on an electric high tension line tower on the Nancy Lopez Legacy Golf Course here in The Villages, Florida.  This nest is on the multi-modal path that runs up the middle of the courses.

It is the first time I have spotted an eaglet with the parent eagle.  It was a very tender scene as the eaglet seems pretty young.  The other parent eagle was likely out hunting for food such as fish, coots, or small rodents like rats or squirrels.  There seems to be a lot of opportunities for finding food here in our area with the many lakes, ponds, and open spaces.

I was so happy to have seen the eagles yesterday when these pictures were taken!  Please click on the thumbnail images to see the slightly larger version of the picture.  Enjoy!

Misc. Birds in The Villages, FL

Mallard Ducks

Bald Eagles nesting in the high tension electric towers; Double-crested Cormorants perched on pilings in a pond; A Little Blue Heron on the hunt in a drainage ditch; a cute little Pied-billed Grebe; Ring-Necked and Lesser Scaup Ducks on a local golf pond; and a small flock of Mallard Ducks on the banks of Lake Paradise were all spotted last week in The Villages, Florida!

We have an amazing variety of birds here now.  We get many migratory birds down from the Midwest and other regions of North America.  Such fun to get out to our many ponds and small lakes to see what species has come to visit on any particular day!  Please click on the thumbnail image to see the slightly larger version of the picture.  Enjoy!

Bald Eagle near it’s nest

Little Blue Heron

Ring-Necked and Lesser Scaup Ducks

 

Cormorants

Pied-billed Grebe

Bald Eagle on it’s Nest

Wordless Wednesday: Bald Eagles in The Villages FL

 

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Bald Eagles in The Villages, Florida

Southern Bald Eagles were spotted on the huge electric tower near Morse Blvd. and Rio Grande here in The Villages, Florida, several days ago on a very cloudy early evening.  I took these pictures from locations on two different residential streets near the tower.  I also have cropped the pictures a lot to best show the birds (I took the pictures from quite a long way off).

This may be the same pair that was nesting on the tower last Spring.  I tend to think so.  Unfortunately for the birds, the nest was somehow destroyed by high winds just after the eaglets fledged last season.  I have not seen a nest appear yet but have seen the birds twice up there on that tower so it is likely that they will rebuild the nest.

I also expect to see a second nest somewhere close by as a back-up nest.  Two nests are the norm for many Bald Eagles.  Please click on the thumbnail image to see a slightly larger version of the picture.  Enjoy!  P.S. By the way, I do apologize for taking so long to post as my computer has been in the repair shop getting a new battery.  Wildlifewatcher

Update on the Bald Eagle Family

Adult Southern Bald Eagle

The Southern Bald Eagle family that I photographed a couple of weeks ago has had both juveniles fledge and fly but one seems to like hanging around the nest area a bit.  I suspect that this is the younger eagle.  One of the parents was perched on the next power pole down the row about a quarter-mile from the juvenile.

No sign of the older juvenile or the other parent eagle.  I really have enjoyed following the growth of this family of Southern Bald Eagles here in the Rio Grande area of The Villages.  This nest is East of Morse and South of Rio Grande – basically in the neighborhood behind the preserve marsh (Power line easement is easy to follow).  Please click on the thumbnail image to see the slightly larger version of the picture.  Enjoy!

Adult Southern Bald Eagle

Juvenile Southern Bald Eagle

Juvenile Southern Bald Eagle and nest

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