Thursday, February 11, 2010

Intruder Visits on 2/5/10

Hi All,

Well, it is nice to observe these continued yet irregular visits. Perhaps this weeks biggest event came on February 5th when an immature bird visited the nest and caused a bit of a scuffle with what was likely one of the resident eagles. There are images posted to our online community of this interaction.

Notably, interactions like this one are not uncommon. Immature eagles often explore large areas in their early years in search of an open nest site where they can establish a territory. Adults that are already established at nesting territories are often intolerant of these visitors.

Some may remember the fierce interactions that we observed last year between resident birds and 'visitors'. Such interruptions may lead to eagles giving up on using a nest site for a season. Please feel free to post your comments, questions, and observations. We moderate comments on this blog so that we can spare you all a high rate of spam comments and solicitations which are sometimes offensive.

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All the Best,
Patrick Keenan
BioDiversity Research Institute


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