HK Builds His Nest

HK Builds His Nest

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Exciting goings on at Honey Bee with a possible mating between HK and Sterling. Time will tell......: 2.22.15

A quite interesting day at Honey Bee. The weather forecast called for rain, but when it did not materialize, I drove out to Honey Bee after being snowed in for 4 days. I immediately found HK on a tower. And he immediately took off....

and flew, right over my head. I think he looked at me!

 I drove to the nest, just in time to see HK come in carrying a stick in his beak.

HK deposited the stick in his nest. He did some arranging and left.

The golf course was closed due to the melting ice and snow, so I decided to take a walk. I spent some time photographing some ducks and herons. I was on my way back when I heard Eagle chatter and turned around to find HK and Sterling on the feeding tree. Below is Sterling.

HK appeared to be checking out his bling.

Sterling finished up a fish while HK watched. Sterling on left.

They flew across the river to a cypress tree. That's Sterling on top.

Then, they flew to the Osprey tower. They spent about 30 minutes looking around and looking at each other.

HK left abruptly, but Sterling remained and hopped into the Osprey nest.

About 60 seconds later, HK returned, vocalizing.

HK landed extremely close to Sterling and she bowed down.

Sterling was out of sight behind the sign for 10-12 seconds, but HK seemed on top of things!

HK hopped off to the left side. Sterling remained in the nest.

I walked back to my car and telephoned Reese Lukei. I was thinking that this was a possible mating. After reviewing the photos, he agreed that it was possible. So, now we wait.


  1. Thank you so much for your photos. As a NBG nest watcher, it is so wonderful to keep up with Dad and Lady Legacy's babies.

  2. Thank you, Pam. It's wonderful to read about an NBG eagle doine eagle things so close to home!

  3. Would be so kool for them to have bobble heads at the same time as his dad <3