The huge and very old nearby eagles’ nest is now being used by Canada geese (smart geese!). The drought we have been in is sadly very apparent when looking at the area around this nest that used to be completely covered with water. For me, this nest is like a kind of magical symbol of the return of bald eagles. Click on pictures to enlarge.
Here is what it looked like when we first started visiting. Click on picture to enlarge.
The eagle couple built a new nest not far from the old one. I wonder if they saw this dry season coming and decided they had better move to a place less accessible to those who do not swim. They may have also finally tired of all the noise and trash brought by those hunting and fishing in the area. Every time I went to watch, I found tons of trash. I found shell casings, fishing line, empty food containers, a couple of busted up old televisions, and of course, beer cans. Anyway, the new nest is super cool, and super high. I’m definitely not going to tell anyone where it is. 🙂