Thanks for all your comments on to our blog and for following these birds. I am once again a week late with my post. Above is a very nice photo from this morning captured by JO of our online community. It shows the pair perched at the nest. Several of JO's photos show the size difference between the male and the female. Female eagles are larger than males and for a known nesting pair that can be a good way to differentiate the individuals.
This pair is showing signs of breeding. They have mated several times during the past week and they have been bring sticks to the nest. Has anyone seen these eagles bringing softer grasses to the nest?
Only time will tell whether these eagles will nest this year. In previous years eggs at this site were laid on March 5th and on March 6th which is probably on the early side for nesting by Maine eagles on the coast. If the birds do intend to nest this year we would expect to see activity and the visits by the pair continuing to increase.
Hope you are all well and please keep up with your posts and questions and comments.
Patrick KeenanBioDiversity Research Institute