Jul 02 2013
So many of us have been watching the bald eagles’ nest in Pittsburgh’s Hays neighborhood that we’ve begun to think of them as “our” eagles.
Last Saturday, June 29, was a big day for the young eaglet. After weeks of flapping she lifted off. Tom Moeller photographed her flying for the very first time.
Above she takes off from the area of the nest. Below she crosses over to fly toward her father’s perch. She is huge!
The entire photo series of her first flight is here on Tom Moeller’s Picasa site.
Do you want to watch Pittsburgh’s eagles on the Fourth of July? Join the Audubon Society of Western PA at the observation area on the Great Allegheny Passage Bike Trail on July 4 from 10:00 am until 1:00 pm. They’ll have binoculars and spotting scopes on hand for you to see the eagles. Check their Facebook page for more information.
Click here for a map showing how to get there. –> Park near the Glenwood Bridge at Sandcastle’s back lot and walk less than half a mile on the bike trail.
(photos by Tom Moeller)