VA -- Critters -- Nesting bald eagles at Norfolk Botanical Garden:
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Description of Pictures: The Norfolk Botanical Garden has a tree where bald eagles have been keeping a nest for years. I was told the nest was originally on the other side of the airport (which is right next to the garden) but one of the eagles had been killed by a plane so the state decided to move the nest. Once a year, the eagles nest and raise young-uns. You're not allowed to disturb nesting eagles so the area right around the nest is closed off to visitors. You can see them from across the way in a structure called the "NATO Tower".
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CRITVA_060504_030.JPG: Not a great picture but you can see the massive nest just above the center of the picture. Look on the branch coming out to the left of the nest and you can see an adult bald eagle looking at the nest.
CRITVA_060504_040.JPG: The adult bald eagle looks away for food. In the nest itself, you can see one of the youngsters standing up on the right.
CRITVA_060504_128.JPG: Bald eagle youngster near Norfolk
CRITVA_060504_200.JPG: A surprising shot of the adult as it comes in to land
CRITVA_060504_204.JPG: Note that there are three eaglets in the nest
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2006 photos: Equipment this year: I was using all six Fuji cameras at various times -- an S602Zoom, two S7000s,a S5200, an S9000, and an S9100. The majority of pictures this year were taken with the S9000. I have to say, the S7000s was the best camera I've used up to this point..
Trips this year: Florida (two separate trips including Lotusphere and taking care of mom), three weeks out west (including Yellowstone), Williamsburg, San Diego (comic book convention), and Georgia.
Number of photos taken this year: 183,000.