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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

A Juvenile Bald Eagle Makes its Debut Here on the Lake

A Juvenile Bald Eagle has been flying around and also briefly perching in trees quite near my home in recent days.  This particular Bald Eagle is likely about a year old.  The Bald Eagle is just now showing its almost adult color pattern but still has a lot of speckled white on it.  The Bald Eagles here are attracted by the population of American Coots, Bufflehead Ducks, and the abundant fish in the lake.  There also are a more than a few other tasty Eagle foods such as Grey Squirrels, Chipmunks, and Mourning Doves.  The Eagle has not come with any regularity as to time of day.  It was here three different times yesterday and flew by very fast this morning at about 7:30.  I am showing two very different photographs of the Bald Eagle here.  One is where the Bald Eagle actually is flying almost sideways with its feet straight out to the right.  The other is a very interesting picture with the Bald Eagle flying very close by a flag pole with both the U.S. and Tennessee state flags flying!  That is a sight not often seen!  It always is a thrilling sight to see the Bald Eagles here.  We have had four breeding pairs and now, it seems, we have at least one young Bald Eagle added to that count.  I have only been seeing this particular Juvenile Bald Eagle for the past week here.  Please click on the thumbnail version to see the larger picture.  Enjoy!

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