Sunday, December 23, 2007

Photoblogging: Eagle Nest

Readers who know
Edge of the Wild
may recall the eagle essay, where I visit the nearest golden eagle eyrie, on "Mount Titty" north of town. Ataika and I went out looking for quail there the other day. No luck, but I got a couple of photos of the old nest, still active. (It is the tiny white mark halfway up the rounded mound to the right of the "nipple").

We crossed La Jencia Creek, dry exept in summer rains, heading right in the photo, to climb onto the bench below the nest. Tazis track very straight.

Here is a closer look. Can you see the nest now, nearly dead center? When they are on eggs I won't go any closer than this.

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