|Adult Bald Eagle with chicks (Audubon image)|
After last year's pair of eaglets fledged on June 16, 2015, we occasionally observed the adults and the immature birds throughout the spring and summer. The fact that they stayed in the area was another good indication of their intent to attempt to nest again, but we couldn't be sure. After all, Bald Eagles nested at the mouth of my creek along the Delaware River for several years and then abandoned that location, so they could have done the same here in the preserve.
Now, we just have to make sure that we have a sufficient number of roadkilled deer to sustain them through the winter. Fortunately for the eagles, but unfortunately for the staff and the deer, retrieving enough roadkilled deer is not usually a problem.