Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Adult Bald Eagle Feeds Two Baby Eagles

Bald Eagle and two eaglets: Copyright © Ben & Phyllis Wheeler, 2016
Happy wild Wednesday! My husband took leave today and we went to see the bald eagle nest at the US National Arboretum. The area closest to the nest is closed to protect the eagles but they have some telescopes set up along the open part of the trail (near the azalea collections).
Bald eagle and two baby eagles: Copyright © Ben & Phyllis Wheeler, 2016
It was a blessing to see the nest in person but the best photos (first four in this post) were taken via the television in the Arboretum's Visitor Center, which was broadcasting the live eagle cam.
Adult eagle feeds two eaglets: Copyright © Ben & Phyllis Wheeler, 2016
When we first arrived it was just the two eaglets then the adult bald eagle flew in with fresh fish for the babies. It looks like there were still some leftovers in the nest too.
Bald Eagle feeds baby eagles: Copyright © Ben & Phyllis Wheeler, 2016
 Even if on a television screen (or this blog post), I think these wild birds are amazing.
Bald Eagle nest from the ground: Copyright © Ben & Phyllis Wheeler, 2016
And just for reference, this was the best photo I got of the nest from the ground. You can make out an adult eagle head towards the upper right but the television/cam photos are much better.

Thank you for visiting! May God bless you, America and our bald eagles!

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Copyright note: I don't know the actual legality of copyrighting photos taken of a television/cam and the main reason I use the copyright is because I don't like seeing my photos used without permission. However, if you want to use them for government, educational or nonprofit purposes, you have my permission (though a link and photo credit would be appreciated). If you want to use them for other reason, please contact me at first. Thank you.

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