It is with great sadness that I learned this morning that the female bald eagle at a nest I have watched for the past few years was a casualty of the Denver area’s blizzard last week.
I am working to learn more but it appears she was injured somehow during the storm, found on the ground, and passed away en route to a rehab facility.
I have taken thousands of pictures of this beautiful pair and in fact, an image of them – this one taken in February 2017 – is on the wall in my family room at home. They gave me many hours of enjoyment as I stood watching and marveling at them.
I know that life and death are part of nature and these kinds of things happen. Nevertheless, the tears are flowing this morning at this loss. Her mate is now left alone and the eggs they were taking care of will certainly fail. I am heartbroken. ;'(
Update 3/19/19, 2:05pm: Colorado Parks and Wildlife has determined it was the male of the nested pair that passed away. Sadly, the outcome for the nest is likely going to be the same.