Autumn Eagle Update

Hays bald eagle, 4 Nov 2018 (photo by Dana Nesiti, Eagles of Hays PA Facebook page)

Hays hillside, Pittsburgh, PA

This fall the Hays bald eagle pair chose a new nest site and went on a building binge that lasted several weeks. They started with huge branches …

Enormous branch on its way to the nest, 28 Oct 2018 (photo by Dana Nesiti, Eagles of Hays PA Facebook page)

… and worked their way down to the smaller stuff.

Carrying a stick to the nest, 4 Nov 2018 (photo by Dana Nesiti, Eagles of Hays PA Facebook page)

With leaves on the trees in October, it was hard to see the new nest when one of them flew in –> see Gerry Devinney’s video, 6 Oct 2018.

By last Sunday, 11 Nov 2018, a gap in the trees revealed an eagle on the nest. Click the screenshot below (arrow added) or on the caption to see Dana Nesiti’s video from Eagles of Hays PA Facebook page.

Eagle on the Hays nest (screenshot from video at Eagles of Hays PA on Facebook)

Hays isn’t the only site where nest renovations are in progress.  The eagles at Canonsburg Lake in Washington County have been bringing sticks, too.  Rich McPeek caught one in the act on Veterans Day and posted it on the Canonsburg Lake Eagles Facebook page.

Bald eagle making renovations to the Canonsburg Lake nest (photo by Rick McPeek, Canonsburg Lake Eagles Facebook page)

And in Butler County, Steve Gosser found this adult bald eagle cruising at Moraine State Park on Veterans Day.

Bald eagle at Crooked Creek, 11 Nov 2018 (photo by Steve Gosser)

I’m sure there’s bald eagle activity at Dashields Dam and Harmar but I’ve heard no news from those sites.  Meanwhile, check out the eagles at North Park Lake. They may be up to something. 😉

(photo credits: Dana Nesiti at Eagles of Hays PA on Facebook, Rich McPeek at Canonsburg Lake Eagles on Facebook, and Steve Gosser)

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