Word spreads quickly when we receive confirmation that our Lake Sawyer eagles are parents again. It seems pretty late in the year but here it is. Rick Ryerse called yesterday to give me a heads up. He regularly monitors the nest with his telescope. Thanks Rick. So far, we can confirm only one eaglet. You can see the little guy just below the mother's beak. Sorry for the fuzz in the above photo taken on Sunday but not the best of weather.
I'm just amazed at how small this little guy is. Will have to track how long it takes for it to be flight worthy. It appears that at least one parent is around the nest 24/7. So much natural beauty here in Black Diamond.
And then just after dinner last night, we were greeted with a juvenile bald eagle eating a fish on a log we placed along our shoreline to make it more wildlife friendly. The following photos were all taken from our living room. Can you believe the nature preserve we have here at Lake Sawyer? This juvenile is likely a yearling from last year's brood in the nest.