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Southern Bald Eagles

A pair of Southern Bald Eagles is nesting on an electric tower in The Villages, Florida near Morse Blvd. off of San Marino.   I have photographed this pair a few times now.  I think this is the same pair that nested in the same tower last year!  The tower is near a pond, and a huge open field so there is plenty of food and water nearby for the eagles.

I have heavily cropped the pictures so you can see the eagles better.  I was about a block away from the tower and used my 300mm lens for the shots.

I so enjoy following the growth of the family of eagles and  can’t wait to see the young when they hatch and are large enough to be seen peeking out of the nest!  By the way, while I was taking the pictures, the eagle on the nest signaled for a relief change and the other partner swooped down to take its place.  Such loving cooperation!   Please click on the thumbnail image to see the slightly larger version of the picture.  Enjoy!

 

Worth Waiting For: A Family of Bald Eagles!

Bald Eagles are nesting now and some of the chicks are now older and are considered as juveniles.  Tonight at dusk, I photographed a family of Southern Bald Eagles on the nest and perched on a high tension electric line here in The Villages, FL.  This nest is on the tower that is behind the heron, egret, and ibis roost to the East of Morse Blvd. just South of Rio Grande.

I am sorry about the quality of the photographs as it was getting dark and the birds were a fair distance off.  I took some of the photographs from a different street which was on the opposite side of the tower.  I have cropped and lightened up the pictures so you can more easily see these majestic birds.  The juveniles are a brown color with a few smaller patches of white coming through where they will eventually have white colors (head, and tail mostly).  It was such a thrilling sight to see the mother or father bird with two juveniles (one in the nest and one on and off of the nest).  Please click on the thumbnail image to see the slightly larger version of the picture.  Enjoy!

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