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A nesting pair of Osprey Eagles has built its  nest in an ancient pine tree along the Colonial Parkway near Jamestown, Virginia.

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The sculptural form of this tree always grabs my attention as we drive past.   I’ve photographed it many times in different seasons and in different light.

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We were  delighted to find the eagles and their nest today, in the top of the tree.

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Both eagles came and went as we watched, always returning with something clutched in their beak.

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Sometimes returning with a wiggling fish, other times with a branch to expand the nest.

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They are a busy young parents, on top of the world, with a hungry family to care for.

 

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Photos by Woodland Gnome 2014

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