HK Builds His Nest

HK Builds His Nest

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Sterling/HK Encounter: November 17, 2014

I arrived in the Honey Bee vicinity about 10:30am and located an eagle on the cell tower. It turned out to be Sterling.

She didn't stay long. So, with no eagles in sight, I started checking the towers down S. Independence Blvd. Nothing there, so on a whim, I drove to the nest. And.....there was an eagle on the tree who turned out to be HK.

He flew also, which is not that unusual. I was only able to take 4 photos.
After an hour or so, an eagle turned up back on the cell tower. But this one was HK. I was actually parked too close to see his feet at first, so I am grateful to my friend Linda, who was also there, and confirmed the id.

It was very windy, and HK had a hard time staying perched.

When HK started vocalizing, I knew something was about to happen!

Suddenly, HK lifted effortlessly off the tower! Needless to say, I was pretty happy how this photo turned out.

And then, there was Sterling! HK had given her his perch! What a gentleman!

HK hopped up behind her. They faced into the weather vanes. That's Sterling on the left, HK on the right.

And that's how I left them at 12:46pm. Simply a beautiful encounter, despite the wind and cloudy sky.

Sunday, November 16, 2014

November 15-16, 2014

It was great to see so many photographers/eagle spotters out looking for HK and Sterling this weekend. I had several messages regarding both eagles. Sterling was seen in the nest (YAY!!) by several folks.
I had the grand-kids this weekend, but got out for a bit and was lucky to find HK right away.

HK in the Osprey nest.

HK landing.

HK in flight.

HK looking at me.

HK sounding off.

HK at sunset.

HK waiting for Sterling?