I know of two Bald Eagle nests in the Interlaken area. Both are on private property. There could be more.
For the last several years, there has been an active nest on Powell Rd, across the road from our house. It's in the woods at the back of a large field. It's not very visible this time of the year when no leaves are on the trees, and essentially not viewable from the road during the summer. One and possibly two young fledged from that nest last year.
We've seen reduced activity at that nest and in the general area this year leading up to breeding season. About a month ago, we noticed a large nest on the south side of Hickok Rd. and later confirmed seeing adults at that nest. The owners of that property have been seeing the eagles regularly coming from and going to the nest. It appears that nest is the active one this year. Though we have occasionally seen adult eagles along Powell Rd, we haven't seen activity at the nest.
The two nest locations are probably less than 1 mile apart, as the eagle flies.
Is this the same pair starting a new nest? Did one of the original pair die and the remaining one got a new mate and they started a new nest? It would be interesting to know or at least hear others' opinions.
Marty Schlabach <MLS5...>
8407 Powell Rd. home 607-532-3467
Interlaken, NY 14847 cell 315-521-4315
From: <bounce-122463208-3494012...> <bounce-122463208-3494012...> On Behalf Of Harlan Hastings
Sent: Wednesday, April 11, 2018 6:44 PM
To: CAYUGABIRDS-L <CAYUGABIRDS-L...>
Subject: [cayugabirds-l] Bald Eagle - Interlaken
Just had a mature Bald Eagle perched in a big cottonwood next to Rt 96 just south of the Interlaken Fire Dept. West side of the road. Tree is about 50 yds from my house so new Yard Bird for me!