HK quickly took flight to check things out. He circled and circled and gave some amazing photo ops.
HK disappeared but was relocated at his own nest.
He left but quickly returned with a stick (I missed that shot as I was running my mouth). He moved some sticks and hopped around some.
He stopped to survey his beautiful work.
And took flight yet again. It was a beautiful display of power and grace.
He returned to the Osprey nest to preen. He waited patiently for a while....for the banded female perhaps. But, she never reappeared.
So he left the area.
The banded female never reappeared that day for me, although HK did from a distance.
Total observation period: 5 hours. It was an unforgettable encounter with this beautiful Bald Eagle.