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.
Sometimes you just have to be happy spending time watching the subject of your photo observations. I love, LOVE HK in the nest but really enjoy him just perched on a branch.
Here is HK sitting in the nest.
He moves to a branch, and I wait, wait, wait, wait for him to come out in the open. It didn't happen.
No sightings for the next three hours. But HK finally reappears in the eating tree.
Today was the first day of the Great Backyard Bird Count and I was at Honey Bee with several members of my neighborhood Bird Club to count the birds. We stopped close to HK's nest in the morning, but no one was at home. As we were about to leave, however, here he comes carrying a stick for the nest.
HK treated us to a spectacular landing in the nest tree.
He did some rearranging and gave us some intriguing looks.
Then, as quickly as it began, it was over. HK leaves the nest for an interlude with the Banded Female, perhaps.
Some days, the eagles are not active when I'd like them to be! The only eagle I saw today was HK, which is always a joy! Here, he seems to be contemplating two US Navy jets (a common occurrence in my area).
Later, he seemed to toss me an over the shoulder glance before he took off.