Here are three of my photos from this morning of the male adult bald eagle in the 2011 nest, above the nest, and on branch over Statuary Vista. Photos by other photographers will be posted on www.norfolkeagles.com – Photographer’s Nest. The new female was photographed by Mike Inman bringing a branch to the 2011 nest this morning – his photos already posted.
Photos copyright – Reese F Lukei Jr
thank you for the photos, Reese. It’s so nice to see the activity again and to know we’ll continue to enjoy eagles at the Garden.
Reese, thanks so much for the pictures. We all have our fingers crossed that this coming season will be successful for this (potential) pair.
Oh thank you Reese, for photos, and for ID of female. I do so hope this activity will continue for us.
This is so wonderful-what a beautiful bird. I need a little review- This nest-2011 was new this year? The 2009 and 2010 nest was another tree? And 2008- this tree or another? I’m trying to recall if there are three trees with nests or just the two. Thanks Reese.
Response – 3 nests
2004-07 and 2009-10
How exciting. Thank you so much for the update and pictures.
Awesome is all I can say – thanks, Reese!!
I’m so happy to know that Dad might not be alone.Do you think it is a new mate?Has she been around the garden 4 long & do they seem to be together?Is there another adult male around there?Thank you so much Reese.
Response – The NBG male would not allow another male stay in “his” territory.
Reese – this is just so wonderful to know that once again there may be beautiful eagle eggs in the nest and the hope of new life. Thank you Reese for your willingness to teach and share your knowledge.
This is awesome!!! Can’t wait to see more nestorations happening in the coming weeks.
These just warms my heart that we may have another year with eagles, especially Dad. Thanks so much for posting, Reese.
This is soooooooo exciting! isn’t life wonderful? Thanks, Reese! Looking forward to all that the new season brings ~
New female with a stick! Beautiful!
Great pictures!!! Thanks for sharing!!!
Thank you for the beautiful pictures of Dad Nrofolk and his new mate. But most of all thanks to you who love these eagles so much and have taught us so much about them. I enjoy tracking each one of your two, and NX also. It is so nice to beable to “fly” along with her and them as they discover new things. I am so looking forward to watching the nest again at NBG. Many years ahead, and many new eaglets for the garden to raise.
Hi Reese! Thank you for the photos. Is that first photo of the male? And then the rest are of the female? I am trying to memorize her features to recognize her better. Thank you!
Response – All 3 are of the male.
Oh okay I reread your post and it did say it was the male. Ooops. Thank you!
Thank you SO much for the photos, Reese. Sure do hope Dad Norfolk gets another chance at a family. I hope very much to see you and our fantastic moderators for another eagle season.
I was introduced to this web cam by my Aunt last spring. It has been the most amazing experience. Topping it was a visit this past weekend to the Norfolk Botanical Gardens and taking the tours. It was a dream come true, as I live near Ft. Wayne, IN. The young men on the boat ride were amazing in their knowledge and passion for the eagles and the area. We were even blessed on the final boat trip of the day to see one of the eagles! Thank you so much for the access to this miracle event the past spring and summer. I look forward to rejoining you next spring, high in a tree with an American Bald eagle. Awesome!!
Thank you so much for the update! I think we are all excited to hear that Dad has a new mate. I know I am looking forward to another nest watch! Keep us posted:)
Thank you for this! I will add Reese’s link to my NBG 2012 nest thread in my forum too!
Thank you Reese for the photos. My heart is singing with joy. He did find a beautiful young lady
Absolutely stunning photos! What a beautiful and majestic creature!
Wonderful pictures. They gave me goosebumps!