Paul Brewer was in Jenner when he spotted this Bald Eagle flying over the Pacific Ocean. Beneath the big eagle was a Harbor Seal.
Nice catch by Paul! He also got the mated pair standing on the beach - two beautiful, mature Bald Eagles.
Thanks to Paul for allowing me to share his photos with you here. To see much more of Paul's nature photography, here is his website: http://www.capturingnatureswonders.com/
Paul Brewer's wife, Jacquie, called out for him to get his camera quick! There in a tree by their Gualala home was an immature Bald Eagle.
Robert Keiffer and Ron LeValley took a look at Paul's photo and determined this is a one-year old Bald Eagle, an immature. They can fly great distances, so we have no idea if this eagle was born near here, or somewhere much further away.
Here is a photo Chris Beach took of the two mature Bald Eagles, presumably a mated pair, that have been thrilling us with sightings by the mouth of the Gualala River.
And we have news that there is a confirmed Bald Eagle nest north of Gualala, on private, remote land. I was told there was an active nest last year, and again this year. Perhaps we will have a nest discovered in the watershed of the Gualala River too. These are exciting developments for those of us who love these magnificent birds of prey.
Thanks to Paul and Chris for allowing me to share their photos with you here. To see much more of Paul's nature photography, here is the link to his website: http://www.capturingnatureswonders.com/
Joan Bacci has been photographing two Bald Eagles at Jenner in November and December. Her photos show the bigger female and the smaller male.
It is the hope of many of us that Bald Eagles will once again nest here on the Mendonoma Coast! I think Penny Island at Jenner would make a perfect nesting place.
Thanks to Joan for allowing me to share her photos with you here.