Friday, April 29, 2011

Bald Eagles at Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge

There are at least 4 nesting bald eagle pairs in and around Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge. One of the "pairs" is actually three adults who have been sharing child rearing for several seasons.

This particular nest is at the foot of Seneca Lake where it forms the Seneca River, just south of Routes 5 and 20. The nests are enormous. Bald eagles are about 3 feet tall. reporters captured some fabulous footage of this very nest with one of the eagles feeding an eaglet who is clearly visible. Watch it here:

Also, you might like to take a look at the Eagle Cam at Decorah, Iowa. . Mounted on a nest-supporting branch, it has captured the hatching of three chicks. Right this minute one of the adults is feeding a chick fresh fish. This pair built its nest near a fish hatchery along Trout Run. Clever birds. The streaming audio is a treat even if you aren't looking at the cam every moment.

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