OWLS & OTHERS FROM THE NORTH SHORE OF MASSACHUSETTS AND ELSEWHERE ACROSS THE USA

I'm an avid birder and nature photographer wishing to share some of my sightings & images taken while out in the "wilds" of Cape Ann and surrounding New England countryside. More images can be found on my web site at New England Birds Plus Enjoy, Phil Brown


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Sunday, February 20, 2011

Bald Eagle Nest - Summer 2010 - Newburyport, MA

I had the great pleasure of watching a young Bald Eagle grow and fledge this past summer in the Newburyport area. I haven't come across it yet this winter but still hold out hope to see it fishing somewhere along the Merrimack River.

It was a late in the season nest, most likely a 2nd attempt with only one youngster seen.


It grew quickly as the summer progressed with the parents bringing lots of catfish for the young eagle as seen in the video below.


Bald Eagle at Nest - Newburyport, MA - July 25, 2010 from Phil Brown on Vimeo.
This video shows one of the adult eagles at the nest with a catfish in it's talons. The young eagle showed no interest in the fish which the adult dropped into the nest before flying off.

3 weeks after the 1st image.


Mid August just after fledging.


and one of the adults from early in the nesting process