Thursday, May 24, 2012

This blog is for the birds

It's nesting season for bald eagles so I'm back to one of my favorite pasttimes - watching nest cams. For several years I was an avid follower of the Hornby Island eagles, but that cam has been taken off-line. This year I've switched my attention to the White Rock Eagle cams. This nest has two web cams: a close-up cam that offers a great view of all the activity in the nest and a wide-angle cam that includes a stunning view of the nest and of Boundary Bay, south of Vancouver, BC. I nabbed this screen cap from the wide-angle cam this morning, while both parents were away from the nest.
This year the White Rock eagles have two eaglets that viewers have affectionately named Echo and Foxy. A couple of weeks ago, to everyone's amusement, one of the parents brought a stuffed toy animal into the nest. Here's a screen shot with one of the parents providing some shade for the eaglets. You can see Stuffie at 10 o'clock.
Stuffie has been moved around in the nest bowl but he's still there. It's hard not to anthropomorphize about the parent's reason for bringing the toy into the nest, or how sweet it is when one of the eaglets is snuggled up on it!

Happy eagle watching!

Until next time,
The Daddy Project (Dec. '12)


Tammy Yenalavitch said...

Hi Lee,

What pretty pictures. What a beautiful Eaglet.

Marin Thomas said...

What a sweet photo! Love the names of the eaglets, too.

Lee McKenzie said...

Hi, Tammy! Glad you enjoyed them!

Lee McKenzie said...

Marin, I like the names, too. And it's nice that they're sort of gender neutral, since there's no way to tell the gender of the eaglets :)

linda s said...

Hi Lee. Looking forward to your book. Loved the stuffed toy. Momma eagle must have been very disappointed that it wasn't the dinner she was planning. I do enjoy web cams.

Lee McKenzie said...

I love these cams, too, Linda. Can you tell I'm a bit of a science/nature geek? lol