Saturday, February 16, 2013

Nesting Eagle

A few weeks ago, as my friend T.J. and I were going 
for a short hike on David's Trail along Norfork Lake,
we saw this giant nest in a tree.
At that time there did not appear to be any action
in it, and my friend thought it might be a large squirrel nest.
I didn't have my good camera with the zoom lens,
so could not get a good shot. 
I wasn't sure it was an eagle's nest,
...but I knew that this one was a squirrel nest,
because I had seen squirrels come and go from it when
they were raiding the sunflower seeds from my bird feeder!

This time as we began the descent down the hill toward the lake,
there was no mistaking the white head of a bald eagle
moving around in her nest

My husband took me back with my good camera
so I could zoom in for a better shot.
Although we waited around for some time,
she never flew off her nest.

There's some tremendous verses in the Bible about eagles,
but I guess my favorite is from Isaiah 40:31:
"...those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. 
They will soar on wings like eagles;
 they will run and not grow weary,
 they will walk and not be faint."

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And thank you to Stewart for letting me share my photos
on his Wild Bird Wednesdays blog link!
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Joy said...

Beautiful! I never seen this great bird in wild! Thanks for Isaiah 40:31

Nava said...

This has always been my husband's favorite scripture.

I have been trying to two years to get a great shot of an Eagle.

It is exciting! Amazing how big their nests are--and they need to be because the juniors have a big wing span.

Esther Joy said...

I read that eagles keep adding to their nests each year, and that some nests have been known to weigh close to 1000 pounds!!!

Robin said...

Oooh, lucky you! I've only ever seen an eagle in the wild a few times, and never when I've got a camera with me.

EG CameraGirl said...

I love what you saw on the trail!

Gary said...

Great find!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Jeanne said...

They are amazing birds aren't they! And such huge nest! Last weekend I got to see my first eagle nest and will be posting about this very soon. It was an awesome experience and we spent a few hours watching as the two juveniles exercised their wings getting ready to fledge.

Phyllis Oller said...

Beautiful!I love the scripture you chose to place with this exciting bird ,thank-you for sharing,phyllis

Rocky Mountain Woman said...

beautiful shot! aren't they gorgeous? said...

Magnificent shot of one of nature's beauties ~ what a gift for you!

edenhills said...

How beautiful!

Wally Jones said...

What a great find!
These are such magnificent creatures, it seems so special to find a nest and if you're really lucky, to watch them raise a new generation.

Nice post!

JDaniel4's Mom said...

What an amazing set of photos! I loved getting to see her in her nest.

Sarah~Magnolia Surprise said...

What fabulous shots! I hope you'll be able to see (and share!) as she readies herself and then raises her babes.

Tracy Cook said...

Brilliant pics thank you. I love the song that goes with the verse you chose

Debra @ Homespun said...

Great Capture! :)

She Who Carries Camera said...

What a find!

Müge Tekil said...

An eagle nest! Extraordinary and precious capture!

Peg said...

How interesting! I have never seen an eagle or even an eagle's nest. We do have them here but only a few.

Sandra Tyler said...

nest making is such an art; I'm always astounded by that complexity, even in the tiniest nests, like the one I found under the gas tank lid...

Sue said...

This is a favorite scripture of mine as well. What a great capture of that majestic bird with its head peeking out of the nest.

So cool.


Lmkazmierczak said...

Excellent sighting♫ And adding the Isaiah verse is a nice touch♥ Here's my N effort:

Jen said...

Great shot! One of the few interesting things I learned this weekend was that both sexes incubate. That could be he or she!

Jim said...

Nice eagle nest, Emma. Did you see the father hanging around some place? Hatching and raising the brood is a family affair. But mother must lay some eggs first.

My eagle family has built a new nest for this year. They may have objected to the web cam. Google "Decorah Eagles."
Jim's Alphabe-Thursday

Scudds Harrison said...

Wow! Great post and how lucky you are to find the capture the eagle and it's nest. I also love the bible verse :)


Jenny said...


This is soooo nifty!

I was really excited to see that white head peeking out of the nest!

Such a wonderful capture!

Thanks for linking!