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Bald Eagles for Memorial Day

In memory of those who died in the service of the country.  Please click on the thumbnail image to see the slightly larger version of the picture.

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!

A Pair of Southern Bald Eagles

This pair of Florida Southern Bald Eagles is one that I have photographed several times in the past year.  These eagles frequently perch on the top of the high tension electric towers on Enrique Drive near the El Santiago golf course here in The Villages, FL.  This pair is one of several pairs of the Southern Bald Eagles that are resident all year-long, here in The Villages.

I took these pictures last Saturday late in the afternoon.  It was a much cooler day than it has recently been here so the eagles probably did not mind perching on the metal much at all.  I expect that the eagles only perch on the towers during cooler times of the day.

These eagles hunt for fish, mice, rats, small ducks, coots, squirrels, smaller rabbits, and snakes among other kinds of animals.  The perch is high enough to give the eagles lots of views of the surrounding field and golf course area, in addition to neighborhood shrubbery.  I am always thrilled to spot the Bald Eagles!  Please click on the thumbnail image to see the slightly larger version of the picture.  Enjoy!

A Pair of Southern Bald Eagles

These two Southern Bald Eagles were spotted way up on the top of a high tension electric tower on Enrique Drive across from the El Santiago golf course pond in The Villages, Florida yesterday afternoon.

Southern Bald Eagles are slightly more slender and a tiny bit shorter than other Bald Eagles here in The United States.  Like the other Bald Eagles, these birds of prey love eating fish, coots, other types of small waterfowl and rodents such as mice, young rabbits and squirrels.

Bald Eagles often build two nests up on the towers or in the tops of Cypress Trees, Pines, or Oaks.  They use one nest to rear their chicks and have another as an emergency back-up in case of disaster.   I did not see a nest associated with this pair but I would not be surprised if they are in the process of building their nest soon.  Please click on the thumbnail image to see the slightly larger version of that picture.  Enjoy!

 

 

 

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