Yesterday, I donned my snowshoes to trek through the campground to the lake. I was anxious to check on the eagle’s nest. Not that its time for them to be sitting on it, but one of the sure signs they’ll be nesting, is if I have proof they’ve added to it recently.
Here’s the nest last March, just before nesting season began.
Here is what I saw yesterday . . .
You can see where they’ve added a stick here and a branch there.
Things are looking good for a nesting pair!!
Every year I worry about the weight, though. The wildlife biologist who’d come to band the eagles a few years ago had said it weighed approximately 700 to 800 pounds! Can you imagine!?
I saw no sign of the eagles that day, but they’ve been here. These pictures prove it.
I’m looking forward to documenting our nesting pair this year! To give you a timeline, they were sitting on eggs March 24th last year. I happened to be at the lake during one of their mating attempts a few weeks before that. And the eaglets were born a week before we opened the campground May 1st. We still have a few weeks to go!
But it’s worth the wait.