Thursday, January 28, 2010

Lake Erie: January 28, 2010

Port Stanley: East side – 11:30 AM. In spite of the sun, there is a bitterly cold wind and squalls all around.

Port Stanley: East side – 11:30 AM. Even the surface of the Lake is shuddering in the wind.

Port Stanley: East side – 11:30 AM. The Eagles are back, trying to draw a little warmth from the sun while it lasts. Since they are visiting frequently together, there is a chance they may be scouting the neighbourhood for a nest site. Perhaps they already have one. There are several secluded spots in the ravines along the shore, although it's hard to hide an Eagle's nest - they are huge! There are still a few very large trees left - Oak, Maple, Ash - that will support the size and weight of a nest that is, on average 1.5-1.8 meters in diameter and 0.7-1.2 meters tall -  6' X 3' (ish).
For a very informative article on Bald Eagle nests visit:

About Bald Eagle Nests by Laura Erickson


1 comment:

  1. Todays shots don't show how bitterly cold it was today! Let's hope the eagles nest closer to us!