Welcome to our winter newsletter! It includes a message from director John Howe, an article about our banding station, Teacher’s Corner, information and statistics from our eagle tracking program, and dates for upcoming events! To download the .PDF, click here!
Mom and Dad are busy working on N2B – with a side-trip to N1! As the solstice approaches, look for bursts of activity from Mom and Dad, especially on warm days, and continued eagle ‘flirting’ – pecking, brushing against one another, and tail touching. Although productive mating is very brief, eagles have been observed copulating ten months of the year and its something we are watching for at N2B. We are supposed to have a stretch of warm weather between
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Mom and Dad spent a lot of time this week working on the nest, although they won’t be present all of the time until she lays eggs in February. Some notable moments this week included: Rabbit Crow Squirrel: Dad eats a rabbit and a crow finishes up the leftovers https://youtu.be/KsQyITvkk_U Closeups of Mom: https://youtu.be/LqdG5p6jFDk Closeups of Dad: https://youtu.be/Lj9SshbPhPY Pesky sticks: https://youtu.be/yLZr3SAvGKs The squirrel and Mom: https://youtu.be/20lg1Jhl9PI Morning discussions: Stick placement, Beakerson’s moments: https://youtu.be/YgDVx4SlGcc Birds that were spotted near N2B include an American Crow and a