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The are still no babies at the eagle’s nest yet, as near as I can tell. But, there WAS some activity going on at the site when I arrived. Just seconds after I had setup my camera, the male zoomed in from the east carrying something large and bulky.

Based on the size, shape, color, and weight (implied from how the eagle was handling the load), I’m guessing that the eagle had captured a cormorant or duck of some kind. If you look closely at the pictures you can see that the eagle had also picked up some vegetation when he grabbed his prey.

The male landed just long enough to drop off the meal at the nest. Within just a minute or two he had headed off back in the direction from which he had come.

There are no eaglets apparent in the nest yet.
There are no eaglets apparent in the nest yet.
The male flies in from the east.
The male flies in from the east.
He is carrying prey of some kind mixed with strands of grass or weeds.
He is carrying prey of some kind, mixed with strands of grass or weeds.
The prey animal is large, but the eagle carries it with ease.
The prey animal is large, but the eagle carries it with ease.
Landing at the nest.
Landing at the nest.
Dropping of the prey.
Dropping of the prey.
The prey was stashed on the rim of the nest far from where the female was sitting.
The prey was stashed on the rim of the nest far from where the female was sitting.
The male repositioned the carcass a time or two before he was satisfied.
The male repositioned the carcass a time or two before he was satisfied.
The female never seemed interested in the new delivery.
The female never seemed interested in the new delivery.
Leaving again.
Leaving again.
The wind was strong on this day.  It took the eagle a moment or two to get headed in the right direction.
The wind was strong on this day. It took the eagle a moment or two to get headed in the right direction.

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