My husbands 40 minute commute to work
takes him through the rural countryside of Buena Vista and Pocahontas counties.
After commuting this for 20 plus years, he has found various quiet county blacktops for the trip...
the less traveled roads.
It was on one of these rural blacktops,
about 200 yards from the road,
he spotted a very large nest.
At supper that evening,
we talked the usual "work talk",
"how was your day talk",
and he mentioned he thought he might have spotted an eagles nest.
So, with camera in tow, we went for a Sunday drive.
The big tree stands out in an open area along a creek bed.
Upon arrival, things seemed pretty quiet at the nest.
No little heads bobbing up and down in the nest.
We just sat there enjoyed the smell of fresh black dirt,
sounds of cow mooing off in the distance,
The creeks are running good with all of the rain we have had,
and everything is starting to green up.
From watching the Decorah eagle cam,
I was aware that the parent eagles usually sit in a tree
relatively close to their nest.
I spy two eagles!
Sitting in a tree next to the nest, there they were!
Sitting there so majestically, are mom and dad!
This is the best I could do with my 270mm lens.
Can you spot them in the tree?
After several minutes of taking in the warmth of the early evening sun,
one flies off,
following the creek,
Buena Vista, beautiful view.
You may have heard about the eagles nest from Decorah, IA that has the webcam and went viral. We all watched it, and didn't get anything else done, but watch the eaglets. Some may not know that the parents started building a new nest over the winter months. They chose the "over yonder" nest to raise this years young ones, so no Iowa eagle came. I am relying on Facebook updates on the nest. The pair has a nest of three eaglets and they seem to be doing well.
I miss those cute little "poop squirts"....anyone else?!!
Happy May Day,