Hints of eagle love


Bald Eagles are early breeders. But, January? Well, it seems so.

The early part of this minor drama was seen but not recorded. A female eagle was sitting on a branch and suddenly began to call. Soon it was visited by another calling eagle.

A male eagle landed a little farther out on the branch and both called incessantly. This picture was taken by Cynthia Fraser.

Once they settled down on the branch, it was easy to tell which was which. Among raptors, the female is bigger. Bald Eagles mate for life.


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5 Responses to Hints of eagle love

  1. Karen Pidcock says:

    Kudos, Cynthia for capturing so clearly this handsome pair, who have no hiding places from your eye and camera lens!

  2. Colleen says:

    Such amazing photos of this pair! You captured them perfectly!

  3. Christine boyd says:

    We saw a very large eagle on the North shore of Nelson. Now we know it was likely a She. She kept her perch on a leafless tree beside the road for over 45 minutes, still there when we returned from our task. It was beautiful to see her.

  4. Erik McDonough says:

    Simply spectacular!
    -Erik McDonough

  5. Rob Dorey says:

    Wow … the top one looks like a painting!

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