The two Saw Pen Point (Virginia Beach) bald eagle fledglings are doing well. This morning (Sunday) both were sitting in a loblolly pine tree with one of the adults about 200 yards from their nest tree. You can clearly see the juvie with the white tail, but the other one is to the right behind the tree branches. They both flew and soared out over Little Neck at least a mile away for about 15 minutes. The one with the darker tail came back to the same pine tree, and the white-tailed fledgling flew to another tree out of my sight. I did locate it a few minutes later as it was calling out (food begging). They will gradually widen their flights away from their natal area, then do as Azalea and Camellia are doing – wander. Click on photos to enlarge.
Photos copyrighted by Reese F Lukei Jr
Thank you so much, Reese, for the updates and pictures of the fledging eagles. The remarks about food begging are especially interesting since the Norfolk three have not had to beg in the last few weeks. I wonder if they’ll try that skill once released?!
NICE flight shot of that juvie!! I didn’t get to see them fly -the adult left while I was on the phone talking to you – but the one juvie stayed in that pine tree whining! Couldn’t spot the other one.
Great to see these juvies doing so well! The one landing in the tree has his beak open…wondering if he’s going “wheeeee!”…or “feed me!” Thanks for seeking them out and sharing the pics.
I was driving down Va. Beach Blvd. today and saw an eagle soaring above, around the Thalia area. Is that where Saw Pen Point is? In case, I live in Little Neck. I’m wondering if the eagle I saw, and I’m sure it was an eagle, was one of this eagle family. Second time in last couple of weeks I’ve seen an eagle soaring in that same area. Thank you.
Response – Carol – Very possible. Thalia is right across Thurston Branch of the Lynnhaven River from Saw Pen Point, and very likely when up soaring those eagles could be seen from Thalia and Little Neck
Soooooo cute! Can’t believe how proficient they are with their flyihg so soon.
Thank you, Reese, for the beautiful pictures of the eagles. They must know you are about and out they come and show you there flying skills. They must feel so free to be doing so.
Any sightings of Dad Norfolk lately?
Response – Dad is being seen nearly every day. See the latest photo of him at http://www.norfolkeagles.com
Thank you for the gorgeous photos of these spectacular animals. Sarvey Wildlife Care Center in Washington state is home to Freedom whose caretaker wrote, “An Eagle Named Freedom.” Freedom speaks often to my Animal Communication students. She loves being the voice of the eagle!
Great to watch another eagle family thrive in the human dominated waterfront!
Thanks Reese for the updates and especially all that you do to insure that we have the Eagles and Osprey around for all of us and our grandchildren to enjoy.
Reese, Do you know of an eagles nest, in a tower at the corner of Virginia Beach Blvd & Ballentine Blvd in Norfolk VA? How many nests do you think there are in Norfolk & Va Beach? Thanks..
Response – Not eagles – Osprey. They occupy several cell towers all over this region. Check out the cell towers along I-264 in Va Beach. About half have Osprey nests. The cell tower at I-264 and Independence Blvd overpass has a red-tailed hawk nest.
Thanks for the update Reese. District manager was all excite the other day. Seems he lives back off Little Neck and saw 2 adults (dont think he would know a juvie if he saw it) fishing when he walked the dog back by the 3 lakes. Says he sees them lots when he plays golf back there. Wonder if it is this pair or if there is another nest somewhere. Good to know they are all over.