Eagle’s Nest

Spring is here!

Trillium are blooming..

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I heard dozens of Red-winged Blackbird this morning at the wildlife refuge.

That’s all the proof I need.

 

 

But what I’ve really been waiting for, since I first saw the

Bald Eagle pair in late January,  (A Pair of Eagles)

was a sign that they are nesting. I could hardly wait to find out this morning. There she was, sitting high in a tree across the river, safe from human traffic. A Bald Eagle’s nest can be eight feet wide and weigh as much as a ton. In Alaska they have been known to get much bigger and weigh up to two or three tons. Sitting at the very top of a tall tree, as this one is, makes them an engineering marvel, but most bird nests are.

 

That white head barely showing above the nest is everything I hoped to see.

Next time I go to the refuge I’ll be checking out the half-chewed tree below to see if the Beaver came back to finish the job.