Renewal of the Bald Eagle

July 03, 2014  •  Leave a Comment
RenewalRenewalBald Eagles nesting in the PNW These are not great images because of the distance from my location, but I still want to share a scene that many people don’t get to see in the wild.  One of the great joys of living in the Pacific Northwest is getting to often see Bald Eagles.  Here is an interesting diptych of nesting eagles on the North Twin Lake near Inchelium, WA
 
According to the wiki entry, bald eagles are early breeders: nest building or reinforcing is often by mid-February, egg laying is often late February (sometimes during deep snow in the North), and incubation is usually mid-March and early May. Eggs hatch from mid April to early May, and the young fledge late June to early July.”
 
The top image was captured May 26, 2014 and the juveniles may have hatched, but weren’t visible. The bottom image was captured July 2, 2014 and it appears the juveniles are preparing to leave the nest.
 

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