Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Proud Parents: Bald Eagles Nesting Off Matlacha



This pair of bald eagles has maintained the same nest on a small island just north of Matlacha for the past few years.  They produce a single chick each spring and this one poked his head up for the first time the other day.  These photos aren't great since I was using the 55-200 lens on my Nikon and they're heavily cropped.  I also missed the last bit of sunlight by two minutes.  There are tons of big trout and mullet swimming on the flat just under this nest so he'll be eating like a pig and growing very quickly over the next few weeks.  If any of you bird watchers out there want a look at him give me a call.