Tuesday, June 12, 2012
More on those eagles
It took awhile, but major media has caught on to a story we reported here in March about the return of the eagles to the nest at Broadmoor. Montlake resident and nature photographer Larry Hubbell posted some dramatic photos of the eagle family on his blog, Union Bay Watch, earlier this month, a story which was later picked up by the Montlaker blog and then by KING-TV last week (see the video here). The Seattle Times followed suit with a front-page photo and the story of the eagles this morning.
Hubbell was at first reluctant to disclose the location of the eagles' nest on his website, apparently fearing that the intrusion of gawkers might disturb the birds. When we quizzed him last week, however, he confirmed that his eagles he pictured at Union Bay Watch were indeed the Broadmoor eagles. Now the world knows the story.
It's possible to view the nest without entering Broadmoor. It can be seen from a vantage point in Canterbury as well, apparently, as from the Foster Island side. Hubbell's website, by the way, today documents a potential threat to the fledgling eagles: crows. He has also posted some new videos to the site.
[Thanks to Larry Hubbell for permission to post these additional photos and to Montlaker for connecting us with Larry.]