On the way back from Enchanted Rock State Natural Area on Saturday, I took the time to stop along Texas Highway 29, a few miles east of Llano, Texas, where some spectacular Bald Eagles have been nesting for the past few winters. Their nest, apparently added to on each return trip to Texas, is quite huge! It was a cool, cloudy day and I wasn’t sure I’d get a chance to see them, but luck was with me. It would’ve been great to see their two chicks, but the babies, now old enough leave the nest, were incognito. The parents, it seemed, weren’t too happy about that! The nesting area has become so popular, an area for motor vehicles has been created so viewers don’t upset the flow of traffic on this 2-lane piece of blacktop. Among those stopping during my visit were Terrie Moore, snapping pictures while her friend, Tanner Worthing, looked on.
Those in the know advise that if you want to see them, you need to go soon as they’re getting ready for their long trip north, to either Canada or Alaska. All birds are majestic to me, but these are high on my list of favorites.