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The Bald Eagle Family

Southern Bald Eagles are resident here in The Villages, FL.  This family were spotted at the Nancy Lopez Legacy Golf Course on the electric towers near the Mulberry Dog Park.  The parent eagles and one of the two eaglets of this family were perched on three different towers when I recently was out bird watching.  Please click on the thumbnail image to see the slightly larger version of the photo.  Wishing everyone a happy St. Patrick’s Day!  Enjoy!

A Family of Eagles in The Villages, FL

A pair of Southern Bald Eagles and their two eaglets were spotted on the nest up on the high tension electric line tower at the Nancy Lopez Legacy Golf Course here in The Villages, Florida on Tuesday, February 25, 2020.  This nest is along the multi-modal trail near the Mulberry Dog Park.

The parent eagles have used this nest for a few seasons now.  The two eaglets are about ready to fledge and fly away.  That is likely to happen in the next week or maybe two weeks as the eaglets were flapping their wings and sitting on the outer edge of their nest area.

Bald Eagles eat fish, and smaller rodents.  There are a few ponds on the golf course and of course there are rabbits and squirrels, too for a tasty meal.  I saw evidence of the dropped skeletal remains of such  plus a few dropped feathers, when I was under the tower trying to find a good idea of where to take these photos.  Please click on the thumbnail image to see the slightly larger version of the photo.  Enjoy!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Happy Veteran’s Day!

Southern Bald Eagles are pairing up and sizing up the various electric high tension line tower here in The Villages, FL these days.  This pair were on the tower in the center of the Nancy Lopez Legacy Golf Course along the multi-modal path.  I took these pictures at various times last couple of weeks and once earlier in the Spring (blue sky).

Whenever I see a Bald Eagle, I always think of how grateful I am to all of our wonderful service Veterans! Thank you for your service if you are a Veteran!   Wishing everyone a very happy Veteran’s Day!

Happy Independence Day (Tomorrow): Bald Eagles

 

Please click on the thumbnail image to see the slightly larger version of the photo.  Have a wonderful 4th of July holiday if you celebrate.  Enjoy!

 

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!

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!

Wild Wednesday: Bald Eagles Nesting

 

Southern Bald Eagles have established several active nests here in The Villages, Florida.  Most of the eagles in The Villages, nest on tall electric power line towers.

One family of Southern Bald Eagles with two older eaglets, has a nest in the middle of the Nancy Lopez Legacy golf course right in the center on the golf cart multi-modal trail.  Soon the older eaglets at Nancy Lopez Golf will be fledging.  Will be interesting to see that happen.  Those eaglets have grown a lot in the last couple of weeks since I was last there to visit.

The other nest that I tend to visit is near Morse Blvd. and San Marino (San Pedro has a good view) but several blocks to the East.  That nest has eggs that have not yet hatched.  The eagles have plenty of food sources here with many open fields, ponds, marshes, and lakes.  Please click on the thumbnail image to see the slightly larger version of that particular photo.  Enjoy!

 

 

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