This is a blog about Norfolk Botanical Garden banded Bald Eagle "HK," hatched in 2009. The photos and observations are mine unless otherwise indicated.
I hope you enjoy this story of HK's life along a golf course on the North Landing River. Please take a second and leave a comment, they are greatly appreciated.
HK Builds His Nest
Saturday, November 23, 2013
HK in the sunshine and warm temperatures, November 22, 2013
HK spent a lazy two hours in the warm sunshine I was at Honey Bee today. He spent over an hour in the Osprey Nest. I spotted him in the Osprey nest as I was driving down S. Independence Blvd. I pulled up reasonably close so as not to spook him, again using my SUV as a blind. After an hour or so, two City of Virginia Beach Police cars pulled up behind me and an officer walked up. Of course, HK took off! The officer asked if that was an Eagle or an Osprey. He was very inquisitive and very nice. And.... he realized that he made HK fly and apologized! I explained that HK was a banded eagle, where he was from, etc. Not sure why two police cars had to check me out though!
Later, HK perched prettily in a tree viewable from Ware Neck and I spent some quality time with some wonderful nature lovers I have had the good fortune to meet in the last few months.