On this winter day in January, my husband and I ventured out and up to our summer cottage to see if everything was OK. Back in the fall I learned there was an eagle nest in one of the neighboring trees, so I deliberately took my camera to capture a picture of it. As we drove up the EMS lane I snapped a picture. As we got closer I snapped another to see how large it actually was.
|Close up of eagle nest|
According to www.Baldeagleinfo.com, "Bald eagles build their nests in large trees near rivers or coasts. A typical nest is around 5 feet in diameter. Eagles often use the same nest year after year. Over the years, some nests become enormous, as much as 9 feet in diameter, weighing two tons. Even when a nest tree falls or a strong wind blows a nest down, the established pair usually rebuilds at or near the site within a few weeks if it is near the breeding season. The nest may be built in a tree, on a cliff, or even on the ground if there are no other options available."
|Eagle and large nest|
As we were leaving, my husband caught my attention, the eagle had come back and was perched in the tree top by the nest. Oh, what a beautiful site, I grabbed my camera and started snapping off frame after frame. That eagle siting made my day. What an awesome bird.