Saturday, April 25, 2009
Shadow Shot Sunday #49
Shadow Shot Sunday is brought to us by Tracey, at her blog Hey Harriet, down under. Since Australia is in an entirely different time zone from the U.S., her Sunday is our Saturday. Confused? Not to worry. Just click on the link, relax, and enjoy.
My shadows today are not going to be sharp and clear. I saw them on a video screen. They are lovely, leafy shadows, falling over the nest of a bald eagle up in British Columbia, Canada. It is one of the live cams I like to monitor. I published the first photo on my blog last Tuesday. It shows two eggs in the center of the nest, and Mama Eagle off to the right. A few minutes later, Mama took off in search of food - or of Papa Eagle - or whatever. She did not return, and the shadows deepened as the evening approached.
The eggs remain in the nest. One of the adults returned the next morning, but I have checked a few times, and the eggs are often unattended. Very unusual.
If you choose to follow the live cam link above, you will be taken to a different nest. Go below it to "Other Cameras" to find this nest at Delta OWL. There are three different nest locations you can see, all in Canada. One already has three young. The other has two eggs still being tended.