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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!

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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