Both adults came to the nest about 4:45 today. The male stayed until 5:05. The female then layed in the nest squirmimg around in the grass and straw they brought a couple days ago forming a pocket in the nest. The female left about 6:00pm.
Let the season begin! Thanks for the s’caps, they look wonderful!
She looks like she is making the nest her own- comfy — Thanks Reese
Incredible photos thank you so much for posting them Mr. Lukei. I was wondering does the female laying down in the nest and getting the feel of the grass and what not, suggest that her instincts regarding potential eggs are starting to show?
Response – Likely an indication that her breeding hormones are becoming active, but not necessarly that eggs are being produced.
lovely birds but do they become mates for life ?
Response – Yes – mate for life
Kinda like getting her pillow just right. Sure sounds like she is making the nest comfortable for herself, don’t you think? 🙂
Wonder if they are mating – and where!?!
Next comes the brood patch….interesting behavior.
This makes me so happy! Thanks for the great pics Reese!
Thanks for the pics, Reese. So exciting…I can’t wait for the cam to go live.
Thanks for the update, it sure is looking very promising indeed!
How exciting!!!! I’m getting that butterfly feeling in my tummy. We need the cams on soon….. Thanks Reese for being our eyes….
Thanks for the continued pictures Reese!! It’s wonderful to see new life possibly coming to the Gardens again.
Looks as if he found a good mate, doesn’t it? And, I think Mom Eagle is looking down with an approving nod. Life is good in the Gardens!
Mr. Lukei, what date will the camera come online?
Response – The date has not yet been determined. Some equipment yet to be installed. Probably a couple weeks.
Thank you again, Reese! Great s’caps! I think we need to get you a motion sensor to set up in front of your computer, so you may go about your business, knowing that a chime will sound when someone’s at the nest! 😉 Or maybe spectacles with a HU display of what’s on your screen? Or a monitor in every room AND on your car dash? A wireless feed to your camera lens? Don’t mind me, I do so appreciate every thing you pass on to us!
Beautiful photos, just beautiful. When do you expect them to actually mate, Mr. Lukei?
Exciting! Sounds like she is getting closer to breeding time. Can’t wait for the new season to get underway. Beautiful photos too. These new cameras are terrific.
Ohhh, I SO love this!! Thank you, Mr. Lukei!
As usual great pictures…..Making herself comfortable????
Things a looking up. Hope Dad and his new mate will be happy in the old nest. I still miss Mom Norfolk, but that was just not ment to be, so Dad has another chance to be happy again. I am sure that everyone is happy to see all of your informative and beautiful pictures. Thank you VERY much….Keep up the great work.
I have not checked in for awhile-Is this the Eagle from last year who lost his mate in the airplane accident? Does he have a new mate? My sister and I watched everyday and cried when the Mommie Eagle was Killed. My sister passed away in Nov. from Cancer and she would be thrilled if Daddy Eagle began a new Chapter. I will be checking in for the both of us. This was a very special thing she and I shared. Tks.
Response – The photos of both eagles are of the NEW female.
I was just wondering how you know the age of the new female and how you can tell this is her first breeding season?
Response – The new female has some black feathers shafts in her head feathers indicating a young adult.
When will you start broadcasting live?
Response – Expect to go live sometime in mid-January
so cool I love it. Who would have thought of this.
Our Mom Eagle had such a soft look in her eyes. Dad’s new girlfriend seems to have the same severe look as Dad, with the black eyeliner? (Although, shes’ Beautiful!) How will we tell them apart?
This may sound silly, but, I’m already choking up waiting for the special day we see our babies!! I was a new be last year and it brought me such incredible joy, sorrow and joy again…Hoping NX is okay now..Gotta check…
They look like they are kissing, they look romantic. How long is the egg inside the female before she lays it? What sweet photos. I want one!
Response – It takes about 24 hours for an egg to form inside the female.
Thanks Reese, I’ve been checking in from week to week just to see updates and photos. I am yet another thankful viewer for your efforts, time, hard work and determination to keep us all informed in the life of this eagle nest (and the eagles)…I saw my first eagle up close two months ago…I live in southeastern massachusetts and there are three pairs of eagles nesting on a local water supply…and one of the eagles flew right over me….the wing span was unbelieveable…such an awesome sight…so powerful…and graceful at the same time….it’s just wonderful that through the efforts of so few, the eagle population is rebounding…there were no eagles in my area when I grew up…so watching every second I can is such a treat! Thank you!
Reese, who are the chicks in the masthead of your blog??
Response – Azalea on eagletrak
Is this the same father from last year with a new mate? Is this the same nest in the same tree or have they made a nest of their own??? When will the cameras officially be turned on and when can we expect her to begin laying eggs?
Response – Same male and nest. Date has not been set to go live with the camera.
So happy to see these great shots with the new cam. The last shot was after dark, is this the type of image we’ll see all night long or just early evening?
Response – Yes – decision has not been made as to whether camera will remain on all night
I simply loves eagles…thanks for these pretty pictures.
Thank You Reese for the exciting news!!! Love is in the air! Still miss Mom Norfolk, but she wants Dad Norfolk to move on and be happy. I have a question about a recent adult eagle at WCV for lead poison treatment.If this adult has a mate that has already mated, what would happen to the other mate and her eggs?
Response – Not likely that the eggs will hatch. It takes two to incubate, provide food and protection during the incubation period.