There are several places in and around the south Puget Sound that have nesting pairs of eagles. I am fortunate to live close to one of them but have the ability to go and see several.
Last year I was also fortunate to be able to retire, an early retirement, so when the weather is not rainy I try to take photos and capture their activities. Of course being in northwest Washington that is not as easy as it sounds.
The pictures last week were of a pair near the Green River just behind Riverbend Golf Course. They have been there two seasons now and this year it is great to see a small eagle in the nest, and I cannot wait until it has grown enough to get some better photos. Right now the pair bring food and periodically add new foliage to the nest.
The nest that I frequent is in Kent but in Des Moines (WA) there is a tree near the Des Moines Marina that eagles come to. They sit in the tree, which is high above the sound, and watch for fish. When the prey is spotted they swoop down and snatch it out of the water. Although there is no nest there many eagles from the area come and use it. Sometimes they come from the north, sometimes from the south and sometimes they come from the east, more than likely from Kent.
As the year goes on it will be fun to try and chronicle their activities.