Saturday, April 16, 2011

N is for Nest...Eagles Nest...






   There was a story in our area newspaper at the first of the month about a live cam on a Bald Eagles nest. The nest had 3 eggs that were expected to hatch any day . This is a video of the 2nd egg to hatch.




   They say the nest is 80 feet in the air. It is 6 feet wide and 4 feet deep and weights about 1000 lbs. Wow... I could fit in that nest. Though I probably weight more than the eagles do.

   If you would like to see a live shot of the nest you can go to this link and see whats happening now.
Raptor Resource Project.


  You will see the mom and dad feeding and caring for the young ones. It you squeamish I must warn you about the dead animals they bring to the nest to eat. I found it fascinating, but then I am a little weird.

Or so I have been told.


A bald eagle.Image via Wikipedia

   There are actually Bald Eagles that live around our area. We see them flying over head every once in awhile. They are huge and their shadow covers more than half of our roof. It is an amazing thing to see.



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14 comments:

Cat said...

Yes, we have some... Hawks, I believe, that made a nest at one of the local TV channel's roof. They have a "hawk cam" on it, gets more hits than the actual website... And I think it's neat to see Mama and Dad feeding. So there. ;)

Cat

Theres just life said...

Ah, a Cat after my own heart. It makes sense to me that nature would trump over news. Nature is truth, news is....
Love seeing you here Cat.

Lauracea said...

I'd love to see an eagle - I've seen a condor but that's all. Beautiful images in the video - spectacular creatures. Do they ever smile :)
Sue

The Words Crafter said...

I've watched part of this!!! When I was watching, there was a dead rabbit up there. I had no idea the nest weighed as much as it does. Wow.

Happy Sunday!

Ellie said...

Gosh - that is one large next!

Ellie Garratt

Bossy Betty said...

Magnificent!

Stephanie V said...

These web cams have provided so much enjoyment. Bringing up baby eagles isn't something we would see here without it. Even though we have lots and lots of bald eagles, their nests are usually inaccessible to humans.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

You're not weird - I think it's cool as well!

The Toll House Cookie said...

I have a friend who posted this yesterday saying how addicting it is to watch them. Web cams are very cool!!

Roland D. Yeomans said...

That is an enormous eagle nest. But, my, aren't eagles beautiful. Thanks for putting up my contest on your sidebar. You've been entered in my contest, Roland

Theres just life said...

Hi Lauracea, A condor really? Wow I would love to see one. The eagles are beautiful.
Hi WC, I have seen a rabbit, fish, and others I have no idea what. I was amazed the nest was that big.
Hi Ellie, It certainly is. I guess it needs to be for those big birds.
Hi Betty, It most certainly is.
Hi Stephanie, They are addictive that's for sure.
Hi Alex Thanks it is cool isn't it.
Hi TH cookie, Yes they are.
Hi Roland, They are beautiful birds, and I still can't believe the size of the nest.

Angela Felsted said...

Eagles are fascinating.

The Golden Eagle said...

I love finding videos like that! Thanks for posting it. :)

There are a few bald eagles around here as well. I see one every month or so--I think they live down by the reservoir/river up the road.

Thank you for coming by my blog!

Theres just life said...

Hi Angela, I think they are too.
Hi Golden Eagle, I knew you would like this. We live within a couple of miles of the dam at the lake in the area. I think that is why they are here as well.