Friday, July 6, 2018

City of Manassas 4th of July fireworks

The City of Manassas 4th of July fireworks were excellent this year. The past two years were disappointing to me -- cloudy and overcast in 2016 so after the first few fireworks, all you saw was smoke. And last year it rained so I stayed home for the first time ever. But this year, Mother Nature cooperated and Manassas brought it -- I think they were the best ever! During the finale, you could feel it in your chest and the ground felt like it was shaking. And the noise was sooooo loud. It was too cool.

This was the aftermath

Saturday, April 8, 2017

Good eagle watching today

I spent three hours at the Manassas Eagle habitat today. You really don't realize how long you're there until you get back in the car to go home and look at the clock. It's so much fun to watch them.

Saturday, April 1, 2017

Manassas eaglets were laying low today

It was very windy today so I wonder if that had anything to do it it. The eagle brought in some dry grass before we left.

Friday, March 24, 2017

Feeding time for Manassas eaglet

I could only see the Manassas Eagle in my lens so was happy to find out I had captured this picture of it feeding the eaglet tonight

Saturday, March 18, 2017

Manassas eagle watching today

Spent some time at the Manassas eagle nest today. I had been watching this one in the nest for a half hour when it called its mate home.

It took less than one minute before I saw the other eagle fly in and join it's mate in the tree.

It was pretty cool to watch! I expect to see an eaglet or maybe two in a few weeks.

Sunday, March 5, 2017

Manassas Eagles have an eaglet!

Well, I haven't seen an eaglet yet but I stopped by the nest yesterday and witnessed the parents feeding something in the nest. Then I watched one of the eagles as it carefully waddled into the nest as it sat down. I've watched enough eagle cams to know what that means!

Saturday, February 25, 2017

Manassas Eagle fly by

We drove over to the Manassas Eagle nest this morning. One was sitting low in the nest, hopefully keeping an egg (or eggs) warm. The other was perched on a tree limb but unfortunately flew off as soon as we parked. We waited a while to see if it would come back but it wasn't meant to be today.

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Bye Bye Bao Bao

Bao Bao, the giant panda from National Zoo, left Washington DC for China yesterday. My office happens to view of the toll road the FedEx truck took to get to Dulles Airport so we were able to watch as it passed by. A whole group of us waved bye bye to Bao Bao as she passed by.

Saturday, February 4, 2017

Funny shaped fence post

I looked out my back window this morning and thought ... that post looks awful wide ... then I realized it was a hawk. It was clearly looking for breakfast. Every time a smaller bird flew in to one of my feeders, it would get in a crouch stance, ready to pounce.

Sunday, January 15, 2017

Manassas Airport Fox

We recently headed over to the Manassas Airport to check on the eagles. They weren't in their habitat so we drove around the airport and spotted these beautiful creatures instead.

Saturday, November 19, 2016

First time visit by a fox

I looked out my back window this morning and spotted this fox in the back yard. I'm not happy about this because we have a bunny rabbit that we keep outside during the day. It acknowledged the feral cat that hangs out but then walked around to the front yard and headed down the street.

Friday, September 9, 2016

Manassas Eagle still here

The construction hasn't scared them away yet

Saturday, July 30, 2016

Manassas Eagle habitat invasion

Thanks to social media I'd heard that construction was taking place on the land directly in front of the Manassas Eagle nest so I had to go see for myself. It's hard to see in this photo but the nest is in the tree with the branch off the right side. You can see the large pile of trees already taken down laying directly in front of the nest tree. The nest is located on park property so they won't take that tree down. Unfortunately it's right on the property line. Hopefully it won't be damaged during construction.

There used to be a line of tall trees to the right of the nest but you can see from this photo they're gone now -- probably some of the trees in the photo above. The eagles liked to perch in those trees. I have many photos of them doing just that.

And yes, there was an adult eagle in the nest when these photos were taken today.

Sunday, March 20, 2016

Great Blue Heron in creek

I spotted this Great Blue Heron today while checking on the Manassas Eagles. It came flying in over our head and then landed in the creek. It took a minute to find it. Glad we looked.

Friday, March 18, 2016

Eagle in pine tree

The Manassas Eagle usually sits in the dead trees but last weekend flew to the pine, twice

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Still waiting on the eaglet to show itself

I check every weekend. Lots of activity in the nest but no eaglet yet. I expect it'll show itself by the end of March.

Monday, February 15, 2016

Dinner time at the Manassas Eagle nest

We drove over to the Manassas Eagle nest this past Saturday. It was so cold that we decided to grab some food and sit in the truck while we watched the nest and ate our lunch. When we got there, all we saw was the top of a head sitting low in the nest. Nothing happened for about 15 minutes and then out of nowhere we spotted this Eagle flying in from the right. I didn't have time to get out of the truck and focus my camera on the action so I just took a picture from inside the truck. The quality isn't good but I was happy to see that I caught it with it's talons clutching dinner.

Saturday, February 13, 2016

Blue skies and cold weather

It's 22 degrees outside today (feels like 11) so we grabbed some lunch and took a ride over to the eagle nest to bird watch while we ate. This is our view of the nest from the truck where we decided to stay today!