Date: 2/3/19 7:11 pm From: Hal Broadfoot (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> Subject: Re: Congregation of Bald Eagles at Jordan Lake, NC dam
In year's past, I've seen many more at the fish farms and fields of
Pactolus and Roper.
On Sun, Feb 3, 2019, 5:47 PM Rob G <carolinabirds...> wrote:
> Dozens of B. Eagles make Jordan Lake their home; not sure how unusual 13
> at one of their favorite spots south of the dam is (though surely a
> wonderful sight), but in googling around I stumbled on one real estate site
> stating that:
> “*Jordan Lake supports the largest concentration of bald eagles in the
> eastern United States*” -- that did surprise me; can someone confirm if
> it's accurate?
> And while at it, are there any statistics yet on nesting pairs in Triangle
> this year?
> -- Rob Gluck.... Carrboro, NC.....
> *From:* <carolinabirds-request...> <carolinabirds-request...>
> on behalf of Stacy and Natalie Barbour <carolinabirds...>
> *Sent:* Sunday, February 3, 2019 5:03 PM
> *To:* Carolinabirds Listserve
> *Subject:* Congregation of Bald Eagles at Jordan Lake, NC dam
> This afternoon February 3rd we observed 13 Bald Eagles (6 adults, 7
> immature) just below the dam on Jordan Lake south of Raleigh in Chatham
> County. The birds were feeding in the tailrace waters of the Haw River
> along with gulls and cormorants and perching for extended observation on
> both sides of the river.
> Thirteen Bald Eagles at one spot in North Carolina seems noteworthy. Does
> anyone have any thoughts on what, if anything, might be occurring with
> these birds here (other than they've obviously found a good source of
> food)? Has anyone seen a flock of Bald Eagles gathered like this elsewhere
> in the Carolinas?
> Stacy and Natalie Barbour
> Raleigh, NC