Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Regal Raptor

The male of the nesting bald eagle pair chose a different tree to make his presence known. Birds of all kinds are giving him a wide berth. No sign of the female, probably because she's sitting on eggs. The nest is really obscured, so it is difficult to see if she's in there. I think this is the first year eagles have nested in this spot. It will be interesting to see if they decide to stay. They are literally 50 feet above someone's backyard, although technically on Fort Lewis. These homes back up to a woodland that is on Joint Base Lewis McChord.

I'm thinking about calling this guy "Spot" because that's what he looks like from a couple of blocks away: a spot of white high in a tree.

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