Persistence paid off. After seeing a friend’s photos I knew that the eagles we watched last year were in the process of building a new nest. Their old nest hadn’t made it through one of the storms we had last year. Watching them had been very exciting. We waited for them to lay eggs, and then watched and waited for the eggs to hatch. That’s when I joined the watchers, perfect timing, I could rely on the fact that every time I visited there was an eagle on the nest. Sometimes they were hunkered down and you had to wait for a head to pop up, but somebody was always home. We watchers were quite invested in those two little eaglets once they hatched, so when they disappeared with no explanation it was very sad. These are the same eagles, but this is a new year, and I struck out the first three times I went by the nest hoping to see them, but there they were this morning. It was my lucky day!