Hi Folks, We are all waiting with baited breath to see how this nesting season is going to work out. I recently contacted the Regional Bald Eagle Coordinator for FWS, Craig Koppie, and he sent me this message a few minutes ago:
could be several reasons for this issue. There could be a replacement
nest they constructed during the fall and they are visiting less
frequently at their usual location as you suggested. There might be a
mate replacement so they are starting later due to a new pairing. Or
lastly, they are the same pair and just sense a colder than normal year
and are holding off a few weeks or so because of icing on the river and
greater snow fall potential. I believe somehow, nature knows."
We know that these are the same two birds, so we need to figure this year's delay is caused by a new nest or the cold weather.
I am betting that the cold weather is impacting timing this year. This is the coldest stretch of weather in many years. Combine …