“As part of that ritual they will get up effortlessly from a tree branch and before you know it they’ve just circled around and gone hundreds, thousands of fee into the air. Then they’ll reach for each other’s talons and hold onto each other’s talons and they’ll just somersault back towards the earth. When they get about 100 feet towards the ground they separate. It’s just an amazing thing to watch,” Weller said.
While eagles form lifelong pair bonds, Weller said Jim will look for a new mate once he realizes Cindy is gone.
“I was out (Thursday) and Jim was sitting in a tree all by himself. He was obviously looking for his mate,” Weller said. “It’s going to be hard to see Jim go through this trial, looking for his mate that’s not coming home.”
Weller said as a child he admired the bald eagle and wanted to see one fly. As an adult, he got his wish. His group, the Eastwood Eagle Watchers has a website and blog. "We monitor the eagle's nest. Our primary goal is to keep the eagles protected from any disturbance and also to educate people and keep people updated about what's happening with the eagles in Dayton, Ohio."