The New Nest Location

When I went back down to the lake on Saturday, the eagles were back to fluffing their nest.  There’s been at least one adult on or in the nest all weekend.

What I love about their new nest location, is how they now have branches to sit on over it, which gives me so many different poses to shoot!   In prior years, they’d either hang out on the edge of the nest, which became a bit crowded when the little ones were born, or they flew off to another tree.

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Hopping down into the nest


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Climbing down into the nest

I’m thinking I’ll be getting some gorgeous family photos this year.

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When I left on Sunday, one of the adult eagles had settled into the nest.  I’m fairly certain the eggs have been laid or were just about to be.

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Wish them luck!

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6 Responses to The New Nest Location

  1. Kate Messner says:

    Your photographs keep getting better and better – these are just stunning. Thanks for sharing them!

    • Tamra says:

      Thank you, Kate! I actually have to give credit to the new lens. 😉 I can’t wait to use it to document the loons nesting season.

  2. Michelle says:

    Magazine quality!
    And truly amazing!

    • Tamra says:

      Thanks Michelle. I’m very fortunate to live so close to them, and to be able to document their nesting season. They’re amazing parents too. Now if only the ice would go out, so my loons would return. I can’t wait to get photos of them . . . especially with the book coming out!

  3. Edward Smith says:

    These pictures are truly awesome. I can’t wait to see your loon pics too! Very, Very nice !! That lens is rally working out great for you. It will definitely be worth the investment. Tell me you are NOT hand-holding that! Tripod? Bi-pod? Mono-Pod?

    • Tamra says:

      In these pictures I had a mono-pod, and I do love it as it’s easy to lug around the trail. I plan to use the tripod and the “clicker” too for even clearer shots. In fact, depending on where the loons nest is this year, if I use a tripod, I might be able to get some good pictures off our shoreline. I have to hand hold the camera in the kayak and as you might imagine, it’s difficult to get clear photos on a breezy day.

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