- The nest is 56 feet off the ground
- It is nine feet long at its longest point
- It is seven feet wide at its widest point
- It has a total area of 49 feet
- The eagles are in their second year of using it.
Using the method listed here (http://goo.gl/WajKSb), I calculated the nest's weight at roughly 1700 pounds (using 37 pounds per cubic foot for wood weight). Good thing it is located in a sturdy white oak tree!
Kike, a professional photographer and climber, found the following bones in the nest:
- Adult male turkey leg and and ilium
- Turkey polt leg.
- Fawn leg
- Adult raccoon skull
- Young raccoon skull
We are looking at adding cams to this nest and will keep everyone posted on our progress. Given the nest's size and prey remains, these must be industrious, hungry eagles!
Quick note: The nest is located on private property and can't be seen from the road. We are asking everyone to respect the landowner's privacy (and cattle) and refrain from visiting the nest in person. Thank you.
|From above. Kike used his climbing helmet for scale|
|Another view. More than one person could fit quite comfortably|
|The nest from the side|
|The fawn's leg. Note how tightly woven the nest is.|
|The nest from above. Kike's shadow helps provide a little scale.|