Wednesday, March 31, 2010


Bald eagles build their nests in large trees near
rivers, lakes or coasts. A typical nest is around 5 feet in diameter.
Eagles often use the same nest year after year. Over the years, some
nests become enormous, as much as 9 feet in diameter, weighing two tons.
Even when a nest tree falls or a strong wind blows a nest down, the
established pair usually rebuilds at or near the site within a few weeks
if it is near the breeding season. The nest may be built in a tree, on a
cliff, or even on the ground if there are no other options available.

Eagles are territorial during nesting season. They will keep other
eagles out of their own nesting area. Their nesting territory is usually
one to two square miles.
Here we have the female giving me a stare down as I take her photo.
Brian Boyd

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Fly in

The male eagle gives us an impressive view of his wingspan as he prepares to come into the nest.

Monday, March 29, 2010

New Mom

The new Mom glides softly into the nest as to not disturb her new baby.
Brian Boyd

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

No worry

The male eagle assures me not to worry about rattlesnakes in the park. After all, he eats them. I’ve seen them from time to time bring snakes into the nest.Oh well, the perils of a photographer.

Brian Boyd

Wednesday, March 10, 2010


Bald eagles weigh from 9 to 15 pounds as adults and have a wingspread of 7 to 8 feet ). As in golden eagles, females are about one-third larger than males.


Tuesday, March 9, 2010


The male eagle gives us a good look at his wingspan.
Brian Boyd

Tuesday, March 2, 2010


The female eagle gives me a serious look as she sits by her nest on a beautiful day in the park.

Brian Boyd