Bald Eagles Return

The Brown County Rural Water eagles are back for the thirteenth year according to Cecil Black and the incubation of their eggs began on January 21.  The nest failed in 2014, 2015, and 2016 and didn’t produce any offspring.  They have had sixteen eaglets survive since 2005.  One was lost when the limb that supported the nest broke and the nest fell after a hard rain and wind storm in 2012.  The male in the picture is the eagle on the right with it’s wings up, he had been sitting on the eggs and stood up and move to the rim of the nest when the female landed on the nest.  The female appears to be checking out the eggs to make sure they are alright.  If all goes well the eggs will hatch near the end of February.