Wednesday, February 2, 2011

World Bird Wednesday XI

It has still been cold, snowy and wet here in Northern Virginia. I have had a Blue Jay visiting the feeder constantly.  I read an interesting thing on the Rare Bird blog that I check weekly.

The BALD EAGLE at Blackwater NWR has laid the earliest 
egg ever recorded there and topped that by laying egg 
number 3 on January 20. 

The Blackwater NWR is located about 30 miles directly east of Northern Virginia in Maryland near the ocean. I am shocked that it is below freezing nearly every night, yet Bald Eagles are already laying their eggs. I really need to do some research on this.

Blue Jay


  1. Extremely interesting information on the Eagles. Will the eggs hatch? We can only wait and wonder.
    Thank goodness for our Blue Jays, they are a constant companion! ;-)WBW

  2. I hope those eggs manage to hatch, despite the cold.
    Lovely shot of the Blue Jay.

  3. January and February months are pretty normal for Bald Eagle egg laying in the northern part of the country. I'm sure the pair will protect the newly laid eggs from the cold. It's only natural when they only get one chance per year to procreate.

    Nice shot of the Blue Jay Steve!