Sunday, April 22, 2012

Warm eagle's nest

It was an unusually warm day for April with a high of 75. Mama eagle was certainly feeling it. She was shaking her head a lot and snapping at flying insects. These are birds that thrive in freezing temperatures and regularly plunge into frigid waters. So 75 has to be pretty hot, especially sitting on eggs in the sun. No sign of papa eagle or any random visitors this evening.

Here's why it's tough to see the nest unless you know where to look. In the photo below, I circled where the nest is located. This is the view from the street directly in front of the nest, which is obscured by another tree. To the left is what I call "the trainer tree" where youngsters practice flying and landing.

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