Downed Eagle Nest Tree

Downed Eagle Nest Tree

by Betty Salter

 

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Photo Courtesy of Ron Peoples

 

TGO Nature Center, Nature, The Great Outdoors, Titusville, Florida, TGO, Bird, Bald Eagle Nest

Photo Coutesy of Betty Salter

 

Sandy Juba, Ron Peoples, Karl Gerwe and myself went looking for the tree with the eagles nest that we had watched from the nature trail. The tree was actually on St. Johns Water Management District Canaveral Marsh Tract, as are many of the hiking trails we maintain with permission from St. Johns Water Management District.

That tree as well as a good number of other trees went down during Hurricane Matthew in 2016. We found the nest tree and the nest which appeared to have remained intact until the crown of the tree hit the ground. Because eagles only lay one clutch of eggs a year, I was anxious to know if our eagle pair had eggs in the nest…they did not!

Occasionally eagles will build more than one nest and sometimes as many as three but only use one of those nests. So our eagles may still produce young this year in a new or different nest.

An important thing to remember about our trails that go out into the conservation areas owned by other entities is that it is illegal to remove artifacts, plants or animals without specific authorization.

 

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