HK Builds His Nest

HK Builds His Nest

Saturday, March 29, 2014

March 28, 2014: HK feeding and bathing by Jim Yanello

Jim got some amusing photos of HK today. I have included Jim's commentary.

HK with some lunch

HK "twerking"

Golfer does not know how close he came in "getting an eagle" on that hole!

HK doing his drying out process

HK up close

Friday, March 28, 2014

March 27, 2014 by Jim Yanello

A busy eagle day for Jim. Both HK and the Banded Female were active. Photos with Jim's commentary.


Banded Female

Zombie HK talking to the crows bothering him

Banded female in flight showing off her fish, she circled for 5 minutes, according to the time on my pictures, getting higher and higher until I lost sight of her.
Banded female and HK     (I love this picture-Pam)

Banded female exiting the nest tree, HK in the background

Jim's time at Honey Bee today: 9.5 hours. Way to go, Jim!

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Report from Jim Yanello for March 24, 2014.

Lots of birds and lots of flying around.
Here is HK leaving the nest:

A juvenile eagle showed up and one of the adult eagles gave chase.

The juvie gave Jim a great flyby opportunity.

The Banded Female and HK landed in the Cypress tree.

There was an unfriendly encounter with the newly returned Osprey pair. 4 birds are pictured.

HK and the Banded Female landed again and watched a Red-Tailed Hawk fly by.

Jim's hours at Honey Bee today: 4 hours, 25 minutes. Thanks, Jim!

Friday, March 21, 2014

Jim's Observations from March 20, 2014

Jim provided several photos of HK and the Banded Female.

Here is HK and the Banded Female flying low together.

Quote from Jim: "HK was carrying something and made several flights to the feeding tree from various location while still carrying it. It looked like some kind of moss to me." 
HK on the left, Banded Female on the right with fish.

HK leaves the fairway.

 Jim was there until the sun went down and caught this beautiful shot of HK.

 Jim's observation time: 9am-7pm. Great job, Jim!

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Jim's Observations: March 19, 2014

I just KNEW Jim Yanello would get some fantastic photos today. I think he had been away from Honey Bee because of the weather for a couple of days. So, here we go!

A juvenile eagle showed up and was promply chased away by the Banded Female.

The juvie came back though.

And was chased off yet again by the Banded Female.

Later, both HK and the Banded Female spent time in the vicinity of the nest tree.

Banded Female.

HK did some rearranging.

The Banded Female gave support.

More flight time.
HK and Banded Female.


Banded Female

Jim Yanello's total observation time: 5 hours. GREAT SHOOTING, Jim!

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

While I'm away........

While I'm away....the Bald Eagles will play!
I have personal business in Florida, so I will be out of Virginia for an extended period of time. I too have a great interest in the goings on at Honey Bee. So, to that end, I have enlisted the help of Jim (and Shirley) Yanello. I will be continuing the blog, but with Jim and Shirley's photos and commentary while I am away.
Thanks for following!
~ Pam Monahan

Saturday, March 1, 2014

February 26, 2014....a new, young female appears

I had heard a new, younger eagle had been hanging around and today I finally saw her. She is a big girl!

She endured being mobbed by Crows for a short while.

The young female flew off. I drove around for a while, looking for eagles. After 30 minutes, I located HK in the Belspring tower. He appeared to have a small wound above his beak.

He flew off towards the nest and I returned back there. But, the nest was empty.

This will be my last, personal post for a while. I have family business in Florida to attend to. I hope to have another photographer give me updates from time to time. I'll keep you posted!