Something New

It always adds to a morning to see something new or unexpected. As visitor Mary S would put it a “who’d a thunk”. When one of the eagles was coming to the nest early yesterday morning I saw one of those. In the pasture next two the one where the eagles nest is the cows have had about 10 calves in the past two weeks. The incoming eagle swung around and landed out in the pasture and ate for a while on a cow’s afterbirth (who’d a thunk) ?

The next new thing for this year was to see the first eaglet head pop up. I would guess the eaglet at around two weeks old. It looks like in one shot that the eagle is feeding a second eaglet behind one little fuzzy head sticking up. Two eaglets are probably the most common but ya never know sometimes a third head pops up later, a pleasant surprise. We are still in the overcast rainy stretch. It rained all afternoon keeping me indoors…

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6 Responses to Something New

  1. Ellen Bunnell says:

    eee-uuu, awww, woosh! “Who’d a thunk?” indeed. eee-uuu, Eagle turns scavenger, awww, cute fuzzy head, woosh of water with wing-like details over hanging the Osprey’s actual wing that made it. Sure put an increasingly wide smile on my face. The wonder of new things.

    • Jim says:

      Ellen Bunnell,
      Probably some good protein in the afterbirth for the eagle. That was a neat spray of water off the Osprey wing. Never caught that before. Made me smile as well…

  2. Mary S. says:

    That little eaglet looks soooooo cute, more so than others, I think. It seems to me that it’s amazing that the animals have their young at this time of the year; yet I guess it’s the best time as everything is just starting new and it’s the perfect time when looked at from that standpoint. (Even the “variety” of food may be special at this time of year, as in the first photo.)
    Your “dive bombing” Osprey in other posts are really great. (Caught up on some I missed.) To me, I’ve never tho’t of birds (any kind, big/little) as even needing water except to drink; but it seems they all enjoyably take to water, especially when food is involved.
    You really have a knack for catching in your photographs the full essence of Nature’s creatures. MCS

    • Jim says:

      Mary S,
      The eaglets are cute now. When they lose the baby fuzzy look and turn mostly black they are kind of ugly. I would think a variety of food would be more available in the spring. The Osprey dive at so many angles from shallow to straight down. Fun to try and catch. Around water there is usually more wildlife to watch. Thank You…

  3. Great to see the eaglets will carry on another generation.
    Nice shots of the osprey!

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