Bald Eagle pair: Merrimack River, Essex County

November 17, 2016 in Bald Eagle

_w7i7344-001Had seen a pair of adult Bald Eagles in the area the day before.  They were in the distance and soaring in big wide circles.  Stopped by today to check and see if they were near a nest that had been ready for last year, but never occupied with eggs.  to my great surprise, they were both perched together right by the nest.  This gives rise to great hope that they will be successful in breeding this coming spring…..stay tuned!  One of the eagles had both federal and state leg bands.