Saturday, March 17, 2018

Bald Eagle Nests on the Potomac

I took this picture of a Bald Eagle nest
about a half mile from my house yesterday. 

As you can see from the pictures, below, the nest is actually between a split highway (George Washington Parkway) next to the Potomac River, and directly across from Georgetown University.  I used to row crew and fish this stretch of the river when I was in high school, and now I live a short walk to it.  The shad will be running thick up the river just these fish eagle chicks begin to pip out of the shell.

We now have about 1,200 nesting bald eagles in Virginia, a sum that is not likely to have been seen since early colonial days.

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