Long time away, I know. Too occupied puzzling away at life to post. But now, news. We have an eagle on the nest!

This is the nest we’d watched all last year, waiting for the pair to sit. We saw courtship, twig selection, and even the act of mating, but some other nest somewhere else got chosen. Not this year.

A head pokes watchfully out above the nest. I watched for a long while, hoping to see one mate exchange places with the other, as eagles are wont to do…but nothing. Only her(?) plaintive–and somewhat irked–calls for her mate to come take his turn. (Just like a guy!)

Can’t wait for the weekend, so see whether we have any hatching activity. If only I were tall enough for a downward view rather than up and across the river!