Date: 2/2/19 4:57 pm From: Sandra Keller <sandrakeller...> Subject: [JERSEYBI] the Cumberland eagle festival - my thoughts
Was a great success as always! It started slow - we figure the weather. The black ice on the roads, the cold….
It picked up inside at mid morning. Thanks everyone for stopping and say “hi”! I love to catch up with people!
So, yacking, talking about Natural Lands, and buying stuff. Always a good morning.
Had to make a Wawa stop - windshield washer fluid more than anything. Bad thing to run out of…. I had
6 Red-shouldered Hawks at various spots as I ate lunch and explored. Good year breeding? Some migrants
from the fall lingering? I couldn’t hit Brett’s presentation at the fire hall. Timing…..
I was at Beaver Dam from 2:00 til 4:20 or so. I showed many people that huge nest! The adult Eagle on
the nest was puny. A Great Blue Heron and Hooded Mergs put on a show. They were taking advantage of
open areas - still half frozen there. And 60 degrees on Tues???? Really????
I received lots of questions. Most I could answer! One in particular I looked up on BNA - Birds of North America.
And this doesn’t answer the “why”, but interesting. Basically, why do Bald Eagles keep adding to their nest
every year? Yes. And make it too big and maybe topple the tree, etc.