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Power Tower Eagle Nest

I've been keeping an eye on this nest since January 26th when I first noticed it as I drove below it on my way to work. I saw one or two eagles up there fairly regularly for a couple weeks, and some sticks up on the platform, then none for a while. I wondered if they'd abandoned it. But no! They showed back up again - maybe I was only passing by when they were out fishing or something. And now they have made a new eagle. :)

 

You can just make out Junior up there on the right side, just to the right of that square panel, looking off to the right, and one of the parents across the platform, looking to the left. I'm a bit concerned for his first flight - it better be in that direction, because if he goes the way his parent is looking, he'll be leaping out over about 10 lanes of expressway traffic. I marked the exact location of this tower on the map - he's looking north, here.

 

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Bald Eagle, Haliaeetus leucocephalus

Power Tower beside I-495, Alexandria, VA

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Taken on June 9, 2012