Bald Eagles

We have had the pleasure of watching a pair of Bald Eagles (one adult and one juvenile) flying around our house this week.

I’m guessing it a mother teaching its young to fly.

Yesterday I got an awesome look at the two.  As I was on my driveway with my dog, the two birds swooped down low and I thought they’d land on my house roof (its a one story home) but then they swooped up rather high, circled around and came back again.  This happened several times.  I guess I watched them for five minutes before they took off over the neighbor’s house and headed east.  A while later we were eating dinner on the lani and I saw, over the trees out back, the eagles once more.  It was like playtime.  They seemed to be having a blast swooping high and low, landing on a tree limb and taking off again.  The last I saw of them was after dinner they headed west toward the beach.  I’m sure they came back, but we went for a family/dog walk before the sun set. 

Shortly into the walk, however, a dozen Osprey flew over heading east.  What a noisey bunch but they’re so cool. 

The Osprey and the Bald Eagle sound so much alike.  I like to go to the Cornell birding site to listen to bird sounds.  Check it out:   www.birds.cornell.edu  Click on the left side “about birds”, then click on the top bar “bird guide”.

Cornell has an Ornithology study course that I’m thinking of taking just for fun.  You can find that information by clicking the “learn about birds” tab.  Happy surfing.