Eagle's Nest

8:26 PM Thursday, August 09, 2007

This is an eagle's nest that we saw in Jackson Hole. There were a couple of eaglettes in the nest when we first saw it, but as we got closer to the next, Mamma decided that they should get down inside. We were still a considerable distance away from the nest across a cravasse and this was the closest I could get with my 300mm - so I apologize for the lack of focus. It's pretty amazing to see these in nature. Eagles mate for life and will return to the same nest each season unless man tears it down. Additionally, Eagles usually produce two eggs, usually the stronger of the two chicks eats the younger sibling. In this case, there were distinctly two chicks in the next - highly unusual.


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