High Overhead Circle
We had a bald eagle come gliding in over the marsh this afternoon. I originally was alerted to the eagle’s presence by a great blue heron that I saw looking straight up at something. I looked up as well and quickly realized what the heron was watching. A group of ducks in the pond saw the eagle as well and they all burst up in a huge panic.
But the eagle was just doing a slow, wide and high circle checking things out, I never saw him dive down for anything and in fact he eventually headed over to the nest tree and sat their alone. He even came close to having a mid air collision with a vulture.
There has been some concern because we have not seen two eagles together in the nest area in some time now. The female should be on schedule to drop her eggs but we don’t know for sure what’s going on. We seriously hope someone has not lost a mate…