Bald Eagles Rebuild Their Nest
Written by Frances Wooden
That is BirdNote! [Bald Eagles calling]
That odd name that appears like a rusty gate? We’re truly listening to a pair of Bald Eagles, they usually’re on the brink of nest. [More Bald Eagle calls]
Bald Eagles construct giant stick nests in tall timber, which they use 12 months after 12 months. And these nests endure tough therapy.
Younger eagles [Juvenile Bald Eagles] perch on the sting and flap their wings whereas holding on with their ft to keep away from untimely departure. This upward tugging can pull aside sections of the nest. The younger birds may additionally yank at sticks with their beaks and chuck them over the aspect. Climate and wind take their toll, too. [More adult Bald Eagle sounds]
So yearly, the eagles need to rebuild their cumbersome nests. An eagle searching for materials could fly at a lifeless department that’s nonetheless connected to a tree. Coming in ft first, the chook hits the department with its talons and, utilizing its ahead momentum, breaks off the limb. [Loud crack] The eagle then carries the department, usually as much as 5 ft lengthy, again to the nest and wedges it in. And right here’s one thing wonderful: Bald Eagles have been recognized to hold sticks greater than a mile to their nest.* [More adult eagle sounds]
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Calls of the Bald Eagles supplied by The Macaulay Library of Pure Sounds on the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, New York. Grownup eagles recorded by J. Storm; juveniles recorded by G.F. Budney.
Ambient forest sounds supplied by C. Peterson
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Buehler, David A. 2000. Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus), The Birds of North America On-line (A. Poole, Ed.). Ithaca: Cornell Lab of Ornithology; Retrieved from the Birds of North America