The young Hays bald eagle (H7) has flown but another fish-eating bird still has chicks in a nest near the Monongahela River.
Early this week Dana Nesiti (Eagles of Hays PA) visited the Three Rivers Heritage bike trail in Duquesne to check on a long-time osprey nest. The ospreys return from migration every March to set up housekeeping on an old power pole in a railyard. During the nesting season the adults are easy to see but the chicks aren’t visible until they’re almost ready to fledge.
On 19 Jun 2017 Dana wrote, I “stopped at the Osprey nest this evening and when the male flew past two little ones poked [their heads up] and when he brought a fish back only saw two again. I think we can confirm two this year.”
It’s always cool to see a fish delivery. “Incoming!”
Thanks to our cleaner rivers, there are plenty of fish for this family of four.
See photos of the Hays Bald Eagles and other local birds of prey on Dana Nesiti’s Facebook page: Eagles of Hays PA.
(photos by Dana Nesiti, Eagles of Hays PA)