Date: 7/13/20 9:01 am From: Janet Hinshaw <jhinshaw...> Subject: Re: [birders] Bald Eagles in Flint Cemetery
I'm guessing the young are OK. We've been watching the nests at Ottawa NWR
and yesterday there was only one nest where there was a young bird still
near it. All the other ones are deserted. I don't know where they go after
the young fledge, but we saw only one or two eagles flying around, whereas
in previous weeks they were everywhere. The parents are OK with building a
new nest, if they like the area where the old one was. They may also move,
however, so you'll just have to wait and see.
Janet Hinshaw, Librarian ph: 734-764-0457
Wilson Ornithological Society fax: 734-998-0038
University of Michigan Museum of Zoology
Research Museums Center
3600 Varsity Drive
Ann Arbor, MI 48108-2228 USA
On Mon, Jul 13, 2020 at 10:40 AM Beverly Wolf <Bev_Wolf...> wrote:
> There was a bald eagle nest in the cemetery on Court Street – apparently
> for the last 3 or 4 years. I was introduced to it with the promise I would
> not reveal the location and I honored the promise. When I first saw it, I
> was able to discern two tiny chicks, then shortly thereafter a third head
> would bobble up for a few seconds. Between the end of March and mid-June
> they developed well and were flapping to develop strength, climbing out on
> branches, etc. Then the big storm hit in mid-June. Half of their nest
> disappeared, but they continued to use it, be fed, and develop strength.
> About 10 to 12 days ago they appeared to have fledged, i.e. flying around
> close to the nest.. I’ve never had the privilege of watching the
> development of young eagles before, and it was wonderful. Here is my
> question. The storms over this past weekend finished off the nest. It is
> gone. The eaglets are gone. Is it likely the eaglets are ok and have
> developed enough to survive on their own, or that the mother will still
> seek them out to provide food? Is it likely the mother and father will
> build another nest in that area? Is there anyone who has heard what has
> happened to the eaglets since the storm destroyed the remains of the nest?
> Thanks for any input provided.
> Bev Wolf
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