Bald Eagles back on the platform

Bald Eagles back on the platform

For the fourth year in a row, a pair of bald eagles seems to be using the platform as a home base in the evenings, bringing sticks to the top level and rearranging them.  It’s our hope that they will again raise chicks there.  After last year’s issue with the female getting entangled in some garbage, and the untimely death of a fledgling at the hands of an alligator, we were a little concerned about them returning.  The pair was spotted in the area during the first week of September, and are usually back to the platform by sundown.

Bald Eagles on platform, September 16, 2014 Dewees Island
Bald Eagles on platform, September 16, 2014 Dewees Island

 
Last year, we rebuilt the platform:
 

And watched the eagles nest:

And the hatchlings hatch:

This Post Has 3 Comments

  1. Brucie Harry

    Great news!

  2. Harry Couch

    Great job Judy, looking forward to more on the Island.
    Harry

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