New Year, New Life

The Eagles in New York are doing well and in fact throughout the country. Several newspapers including the NY Times reported that the American bald eagle population has quadrupled since 2009. This was based on a US Fish and Wildlife Service report. In 2009 there were about 72,000 bald eagles in the lower 48 states, while now researchers say the population is above 300,000.

Local nests are seeing new life. This week two babies hatched in one nest. Good timing for me as I had some days off this week. The weather may not have been the best, but I will take it.

Incoming! Duck! One parent bringing in a stick. You can see two wee eaglets hatched during the past week. They are the little grey heads sticking out to the right of the parent in the nest.
One parent eyeing one of the eaglets.
You can see what appears to be a bit of fish in the parent’s mouth. Two eaglets in the picture below the parent’s head.
Noticed me for a second.
Bit of fish?
The other parents arrives with more sticks and dirt. Today was nest renovation day.

Go out and enjoy the great outdoors!

9 thoughts on “New Year, New Life”

  1. New Year, New Life On Thursday, April 1, 2021, Sharon’s Iconic Travel Photography Blog wrote:

    > sharonsiconictravelphotographyblog posted: ” The Eagles in New York are > doing well and in fact throughout the country. Several newspapers including > the NY Times reported that the American bald eagle population has > quadrupled since 2009. This was based on a US Fish and Wildlife Service > report. In ” >

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  2. I would feel so lucky to get that close with a long lens even. Nice photos. Hoping some day all lead shot is banned from shotgun shells. Believe those are still sold in Iowa which creates a problem with lead poisoning in raptors who eat wounded animals like rabbits and deer that are only wounded. jerry

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    1. Here the big issue was DDT put into the Hudson. They have been cleaning the river a lot since the 70s.That compromised the eggs. I think the juveniles from previous years hand around. The dad every year hangs out with juveniles from time to time. He is not concerned with their presence and once one was watching the nest in a neighboring tree. I feel lucky. There are people I see taking photos with lens at least ten times more expensive than mine. I know they get really sharp shots.

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