Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Wild Eagles Nest at US National Arboretum

Eagle guarding nest: Copyright © Phyllis Wheeler, 2015
Happy wild Wednesday! As promised in last week's post, here are our wild bald eagle photos from two separate trips to the U.S. National Arboretum where a couple of adult bald eagles have a protected nest. Hikers can't get so close as to disturb the eagles but you can see the nest from certain parts of the azalea gardens that aren't cordoned off as well as from a bit of the road nearby.
Eagle and nest: Copyright © Ben Wheeler, 2015, used with permission
My dear husband was kind enough to let me publish his photos here too. I like how much prettier the sky looks in his (this is likely due to a filter). In both of the above photos you can see the wild bald eagle guarding its nest (the eagle is on a branch to the right of the nest).
Soaring eagle: Copyright © Ben Wheeler, 2015, used with permission
The bright blue sky is a tip off that these two photos are from a separate day trip. It was really exciting to see the eagle flying overhead as we walked on one of the lower azalea trails.
Eagle wings: Copyright © Ben Wheeler, 2015, used with permission
Because we were in the woods it was hard to get a good shot but the eagle flew over us a few times, presumably circling the area to ensure its nest was safe.
Vigilant bald eagle and nest: Copyright © Phyllis Wheeler, 2015
God willing, we'll have more trips and hopefully some better photos to share on future wild Wednesday posts. While seeing wild eagles is more exciting, I do have some better quality photos of captive eagles from the National Zoo if you'd like to see more eagles (just let me know).

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

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