This morning at 6:34am the new female #4 landed on the front branch of the NBG nest tree. The male was laying in the nest and saw her approaching and began to scream – photo 1. She sat on the branch for 3 minutes – Photo’s 2 & 3. At 6:37 the female attempted to land in the nest and was chased off by the male – Photos 4, 5 & 6. The female then sat on a branch about 30 feet below the nest until 6:43, when she flew off – Photo’s 7 & 8. Click photos to enlarge.
Awesome pictures! Thank you for everything you do. I know you don’t get enough thanks 🙂
Spectacular sequence and such clarity!!! Wow. Thank you so much for sharing these with us!! Just wonderful….
The last encounters were not as violent as the first one March 7th. Good. I wonder if she’d keep trying if DT, female 3 was around.
Thank you for the awesome photos Reese, that’s one very determined female!
Mr. Lukei, thank you so much for the fantastic camera work, such clear photos and for your wise words. You have been like a rock for us.
Mr. Lukei, I am amazed at your expertise and the knowledge you continue to glean each day. My son (who originally thought he wanted to be a veterinarian), and I are grateful for your willingness to share and educate.
As I am a middle school teacher, I’d love to be able to share your education path, current title, and job responsibilities if you had time to answer such a question.
Meanwhile, I’ll check out CBB and William & Mary’s Partnership.
Thank you for your time!
Response – I am a volunteer with 38 years of hands-on field experience with raptors. I operated a raptor banding station for 18 of those years.
Ditto everything said above. Thank you to EVERYONE involved in bringing this opportunity to the world!
Phenomenal photos…. Her talons are either very dirty or very odd color. Looking at her feathers and the top of her head, is she also a sub-adult?
What do you believe the chances are of #3 returning to the nest again to be with Pa?
Response – Anybodies guess at this point.
the pictures are amazing. Thanks a million for everything you do. So much drama at the nest this year!