When you get new neighbors and they encroach on your comfort zone, sometimes the easiest thing to do is to pack up and move. Such is the case with this bald eagle pair.
They had a nest in the suburbs northwest of Denver, Colorado in a nice field, well away from human encroachment. A new, multi-story apartment complex was built though, coming to within about a quarter mile of their home. That appears to have been enough to get them to move.
Recent weeks have seen them building a new nest about 3/4 of a mile away in a designated open space, an area that should keep them well-protected. The city has, in fact, already closed off nearby trails to keep folks at a safe distance.
I stopped by last week to check out this new spot and they are making some great progress on the home. It isn’t a great photography spot if only because they are a good ways away, you face south to see the nest and on this day, light was pretty cruddy. Nevertheless, it was nice to see the pair adapt and overcome, clearly intent on making a go of it in a new location.
Have a great weekend, everyone!