No nesting this year?
Despite frequent visits hopes for nesting are diminishing as the season progresses.
Regarding a few questions that we have received:
(1) It is not possible to determine whether these birds are the same as last year or in years past. Some webcam watchers are confident in their ability to identify individual eagles based on certain feather pattern characteristics. These methods should be used with the most caution.
Notably on the BRI eaglecam2 the female of the pair is in fact banded and is likely the same bird that nested at this site last year.
(2) Based on sounds I do suspect that there has been some activity or a repair of some type near the microphone at this site. I've not been able to make a visit personally but do know of nearby buildings. It is important to note that the microphone is located some distance from the nest. Based on the behavior of birds at this site in the past it seems unlikely that limited sound and ground traffic would deter birds from using this site. However, it is not possible to completely rule this out.
Thanks for the posts and keep your fingers crossed for a late season nesting attempt.
Until Next Time,
BioDiversity Research Institute