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.
HK Builds His Nest
Monday, May 11, 2015
As the nest turns: Sterling makes an appearance with HK! 5.10.15
I went out on a mission to find HK and see if he was still hanging out with the "Unbanded Female." I did not find anything in the new location. So, I made my usual "rounds." The last stop was behind Rosemont Forest Elementary School. I could see a white head in the trees behind the school as soon as I entered the parking loop. The school property is only accessible after hours, so I was thankful it was Sunday. I gazed out over the North Landing River through my binoculars and observed a second Bald Eagle, maybe 10-20 yards from the first one. Then, the sky opened up and it poured.
After the shower was over I tried a few photos. I was totally surprised to discover that the larger Bald Eagle was Sterling!
This discovery was confirmed by her single silver band when she took off after an Osprey appeared.
And the smaller Bald Eagle did turn out to be HK, also based on his purple and silver bands.