Thursday, March 26, 2009

SkyWatch Friday: Nest

In some cities they have a problem with nesting pigeons. People do not like them because the poop all over everything, but how would you like to live in this neighborhood. Here the birds might leave you presents like gutted fish and when they poop they project it like a high powered water hose.
This is an eagles nest that is located in the Twin Cities suburb of Richfield, MN. This very small park is bordered by a major freeway, a local bar, a residential area, yes there are houses just out of the picture on the left, and it is just blocks away from the international airport. When I was there I did not see the eagles so I do not know if the nest will be occupied this year or not. I have seen the eagles nesting there in past years and someone on the MOU listserve did report seeing an eagle in the area carrying nesting material so it is possible that this area may again have some unique and interesting neighbors.

10 comments:

Chris said...

Let's hope it will be used by a nice couple that you would be able to follow all over the breeding. Then we will get nice pictures of them :-)

Arija said...

Ihave wtnessed a sea gull dropping a load over the shoulder of a newly drycleaned fire service uniform on parade, and that was bad enough, but an eagle? Perish the thought.
Nice SkyWatch pic.conale

mountain.mama said...

The tree branches don't look capable of supporting the weight of an eagle!

Lilli & Nevada said...

LOL, yes bird poop is not a pleasant thing to get if your walking by, but nature does have to have it's way as well. LOL nice photo of the nest

Tink *~*~* said...

The eagle nests I've seen around here are enormous - I'm told that they can weigh more than a thousand pounds!

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Rob Ripma said...

That's great! They seem to be nesting everywhere now!

ms426d said...

Sure hope they return! How lucky to have an eagles nest so near. Thanks for sharing>

dAwN said...

I am surprised the Eagles chose such and busy area,
Hope you see them there again.

Babooshka said...

How strange, but then where birds choose to roost never ceases to amaze me.

Evita said...

Wow that close to the road and town and all! That is interesting to see, thanks for the explanation too :)