HK Builds His Nest

HK Builds His Nest

Monday, February 27, 2017

HK in the nest. 2.26.17

I found HK all alone in the nest this afternoon. It took a while to find him, as he was hunkered down way inside. But eventually, he showed himself.

Then, showed himself out!

He turned up on a tree, just off S. Independence Blvd.

And left after about 20 minutes. He gave an outstanding fly over! I never tire of these!

Monday, February 20, 2017

HK, Sterling, and some visitors. 2.20.17

Another pretty exciting time at Honey Bee. I found both HK and Sterling together in the cell tower as I arrived. Sterling left first, and was followed promptly by HK.

 I relocated him close to the nest and he offered several portrait opportunities, which I enjoyed immensely.

I went searching for him but instead found an unbanded adult visitor on a tower close to the nest.

When this eagle flew towards the nest I got there in time to see this youngster attempt to land but was promptly driven out by HK I think. This was the closest I have ever been to an eagle in the wild.

When I turned my attention back to the nest, there was one in the nest (pictured) and one in the tree who I could not positively identify. I then left for the day.

Sunday, February 12, 2017

HK and Sterling this weekend plus a juvie visitor

HK and Sterling spent a lot of together time this weekend.  They were on the cell tower.

They chased away a pretty juvie.

And flew around some. This is Sterling.

This is HK.

Sterling turned up on a cypress tree. And promptly left.

They were together on the Osprey nest tower. Lots of photogs saw them there and they showed off. It was 80 degrees! And things were heating up!

They flew to HK's nest together but Sterling left before me. HK is always such a joy to see there though!

He came out for a bit to feak his beak.

And then, HK just waited for her return I think. And I simply watched him as he watched the street activity below.

I don't know if this may be the year where Sterling or another new female comes to this beautiful nest that HK has built. But, it has truly been a special experience watching his life play out on this suburban street and golf course neighborhood in Virginia Beach.