Beyond the BackyardHolloway Park

Say Hi To Herman’s Eagles

After our walk at the Circle B Bar Reserve, Dyeyo suggested that we stop at Holloway Park to say hello to Herman’s eagles.  Dyeyo really liked the two tiny babies that Herman photographed at the nest during one of his Eagle Watch trips a few weeks ago.  So we headed out to see them ourselves…

Adult Bald Eagle and Baby in Nest
Adult Bald Eagle and Baby in Nest

This nest is best in afternoon sun.  We were shooting straight into the late morning sun, so the light was really really bad.  You can see Mom watching over the nest on the far left, and two tiny heads peeking up over the sides.  (Look towards the middle, behind the branch, for Baby #1.  Look at the far right of the next for Baby #2.)

I missed my Beast, who stayed at home due to the long hike at Circle B.  I had to crop significantly to do a close-up of the eaglet.

Baby Eaglet!
Baby Eaglet!

It was a tough shoot, but it was so much fun to see the tiny birds.  Babies are always great, and eagles are very special.  It won’t be long before they are teetering over the edge of the nest, flapping their wings and learning to fly.  They grow up so fast!