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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
Something kept telling me to go look out my back window last Saturday. I was glad I listened because I spotted a single Cedar Waxwing in a tree. After standing there watching it for several minutes, I realized there was a small flock in the neighborhood. I spent the next hour watching them and loved every minute of it.