Date: 3/18/23 10:53 am From: Fred Atwood <FAtwood...> Subject: Re: Eagle news
When I was in Pendleton Co last Monday I scoped 3 eagle nests at lakes in
the Brandywine/Sugar Grove area.
The nest at Broad Run had two young chicks with a parent feeding them. The
nests at Little Fork and Brushy Fork had an adult looking like it was
incubating, sitting low in the nest with just the head showing. I don't
know if they were incubating young or eggs.
All the best
Cabins, Grant Co, WV
Oakton, Fairfax Co, VA
On Sat, Mar 18, 2023 at 10:43 AM Bruni Haydl <bruni...> wrote:
> I went over there yesterday with my scope and got some videos and
> photos. It appears that the eggs have hatched. Since I can't look into
> the nest I'm basing this on observation of the parents. Their behavior
> has changed completely. Before, they would sit on the eggs, get up
> briefly to turn them and sit back down. Yesterday they were more on the
> edge of the nest and bent over with the head down in the cup. I could
> see jerky movement that looked like bits being torn from a fish. Call
> me crazy but peering into the nest their facial expression looked like a
> new parent looking at an infant. There seemed to be vocalization as
> well. Very exciting.
> Bruni Haydl
> Charles Town, WV
Teacher of Upper School Science and Grade 3 Science