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Re: Bald Eagle

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I've got a nesting pair near me, which is on a state game lands. very cool to go for a walk and check them out, never get tired of seeing them.
I also see them a lot along penns near weikert, they like to steal fish from the ospreys, which I heard are better fishers than the eagles, I've seen many eagles following the ospreys, so maybe maybe it's true!

Posted on: 2013/11/4 22:10


Re: Bald Eagle

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I've seen a nest someone else told me was an eagles nest on a farm around core creek. I've never seen a bird in it. Its a huge nest although its hard to really estimate the size because of the distance from the road.

Posted on: 2013/11/4 23:05


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LOL! Funny guys. But hopefully I didn't really need to splain to the city folk that fresh cut fields tend to have freshly exposed rodents in them.

Picture taken from my back yard of an eagle eating a muskrat. Taken with a cheap camera which has since been replaced.

And no, it is not a turkey with a sock over it's head.


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Posted on: 2013/11/5 5:33
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Re: Bald Eagle

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Bald Eagles are becoming a fairly common sighting here in Lancaster County. There have been quite a few active nests around the County for a number of years. The Susquehanna River and its tributaries as they meander through the agricultural land seem to be preferred habitat for them. I have also seen them in great numbers this summer while working down in the Delmarva Peninsula. I have observed 10-15 Eagles at one time feeding on the chicken parts that they spread over their fields down there. Here is a picture of a Bald Eagle nest located along one of my favorite WW beats in Lancaster County. This nest is approximately 45-50' high in the top of a huge sycamore tree. The diameter of the sycamore probably pushes 30". I miss not being able to wade this section in the early part of the WW season because the PA Game Commission has the area posted with "Entry Prohibited" signs to minimize disturbance to the Eagles as the young are fledging. As I said earlier it is not uncommon for me to spot one soaring around my house much like you would see a buzzard. They are really neat to see.

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Posted on: 2013/11/5 6:19


Re: Bald Eagle

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There is a nesting pair at Tobyhanna in he state game lands off of 423. Neat to watch them when you are out fishing.

Posted on: 2013/11/5 6:39


Re: Bald Eagle

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I saw one on Big Spring two weeks ago in the improvement section. Also see atleast one everytime I fish the Conewago. It really is amazing seeing them in the wild.

Posted on: 2013/11/5 6:49
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Re: Bald Eagle

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We are seeing more and more of them around Chambersburg. They are on the Falling Springs and many of the other streams in the area.

Mike

Posted on: 2013/11/5 7:20


Re: Bald Eagle

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I've seen 3 at Lake Arthur, 2 adults and an adolescent. Had 1 fly up the river and land in a tree while we were floating at the Catskill Jam. Also saw 1 on Rte 28 near Harmarville

Posted on: 2013/11/5 7:31


Re: Bald Eagle

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There is also one at the Heritage stretch of the LLH along with a juvenile Osprey.

Posted on: 2013/11/5 7:35


Re: Bald Eagle

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On the way home to York after fishing Muddy Creek. Saw a lone Bald Eagle cruising across a cut corn field in Delta Area. Thought it was kind of strange.

Posted on: 2013/11/5 8:08


Re: Bald Eagle

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There is a nest on a transmission tower right below the dam at Holtwood I believe. I work near there a few time a year and they're always there. I believe they have a webcam on the best so you can even watch them.

Posted on: 2013/11/5 8:22


Re: Bald Eagle

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LouM wrote:
Yesterday a bald Eagle was perched in a tree at my house from before noon till dark. He was gone this morning. Called game comm. they said he was probably disoriented an would leave once he got his bearings

Disoriented from what? Hogwash!

That's a pretty lame answer, migratory birds make stops every day on their way to winter feeding areas. There are bald eagle nesting pairs all over PA, over 200 of them, most don't migrate or if they do they don't go far.

That said, many just go somewhere that is close to or on a body of water that will not freeze over the winter.My guess is that it was a local bird and it was simply restng after having a meal. Next time you see a disoriented BE, let me know I'll set you straight.

From now until late February look for BE's long our large rivers, place to explore are anywhere near a power plant, large dams Conawingo is a good place, there have been bald eagles winter there since the late 70's, Pine Creek Valley, and alongthe Delaware Bay from Philly to Lewes DE. and south. Along the Jersey Coast too.

Also in some areas you will see an occasional Golden Eagle, they are all dark and only young birds have white at the base of the tail. look for the golden feather on the nape of the nect and on the head.
From now until about December 1you can also see eagles at Hawk mountain and other hawk watch sites in PA, especially when there is a northwest wind following a cold front.

Posted on: 2013/11/5 8:57


Re: Bald Eagle

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you can also watch a pair on Green Lane Reservoir

Posted on: 2013/11/5 10:32


Re: Bald Eagle

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Or...you can come to the Dauphin narrows and see 150 turkey vultures this time of year. They are ugly sum bitches too.

Posted on: 2013/11/5 11:16
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Re: Bald Eagle

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There was one living in Wissahickon, in Philadelphia.

Also there are a few around Lake wallenpaupack. A few years ago there was a nest on one of the islands. The whole island was closed to any foot traffic for a few months.

Posted on: 2013/11/7 13:42



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