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Old 03-13-2010, 12:16 PM   #1
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Thumbs up Bald Eagle Sighting!

Swung by Walborn Reservoir yesterday morning for kicks & grins and saw one of the bald eagle pair with talons-full of sticks and grass flying over Reeder Rd. I watched it all the way to their nest - wish I had my binoculars with me to see how he/she wove the material into the existing nest...

What a sight! Hopefully the other member of the pair is alive and well and they produce a chick or two this year.

So awesome to have our National Bird healthy again here in Ohio!

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Old 03-13-2010, 12:26 PM   #2
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saw him thursday afternoon as well,as well as a pair of golden eagles by my house
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Old 03-13-2010, 01:04 PM   #3
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yes it is a great thing theres alot out by skeeter and milton
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Old 03-13-2010, 02:42 PM   #4
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I saw one lone bald eagle soaring over the back part of mogadore resevior by the Ranfield Rd causway. These birds are becomming a common sight these days. I love it.
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Old 03-13-2010, 02:51 PM   #5
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I saw one back in Nov. coming out of woods from hunting. I live in south central Ohio and I started hearing about people seeing them along the scioto river! It is great to see the impressive birds again. My father in law lives in Mt. Vernon, Ohio and they have been seeing them up there too!

When i was in College in Iowa you would see them all over the place in fall along the Mississippi river!
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Old 03-13-2010, 07:33 PM   #6
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How much ice is left on Walborn?
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Old 03-13-2010, 08:32 PM   #7
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Erterbass Bald Eagles usually only have one chick. If they have two, one will kick the other out of the nest. There is also a nesting pair just north of Rt. 82 in the National Park.
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Old 03-13-2010, 08:48 PM   #8
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Yeah, there are a ton of the critters around these days... become a real nuisance... we need to open up hunting on the pests... LOL J/K. But I do see quite a few of them. My parents have a few that drop by their house in Concord.
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Old 03-13-2010, 11:17 PM   #9
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see them alot over here by the rocky river...been seeing alot of falcons all over the place. seems like there werent too many not so long ago
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I seen a pair and a young one all eatin on a deer carcas outside glenmont ohio just a stone throw from my house. Its amazing how the young ones don't have the white head and are bigger than there parents.
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Old 03-14-2010, 01:05 AM   #11
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I think it takes a few years for the young ones to grow the characteristic white head feathers. Until then they look more like golden eagles than bald eagles.

Here's some photos of a young bald eagle I saw over Mogadore Reservoir back in October.

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Old 03-14-2010, 02:04 AM   #12
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I seen bald eagles on the river a couple times last year while fishing. had the signature white head and tail also but never had enough time to snap a picture of them cause they fly past and just follow the river. maybe this year I will get a chance tho! was pretty cool cause 1 time I was fishing the bend of the river and I am looking at my fly line concentrating on fishing and I see this shadow, I look up and this bald eagle is like 30-40 feet in the air just soaring down the river around the bend. Seemed we noticed eachother at about the same time cause all of a sudden the eagle seemed a lil startled or surprised or thought I could be a tasty meal or something and tried to slow down right in mid flight and basically hovered almost 30 feet right above me for a split second or 2 then it just took off down river and was on its way. unless is saw a nice steelie or something I was fishing for I don't know what was on its mind? The thing was huge and had a massive wingspan too. Would have loved to snap a pic or video of that!!
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I was driving on the causeway , on Mosquito. Seen a Bald Eagle on the edge of the open water under the bridge eating on a goose carcass. WOW what a great sight.
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Old 03-14-2010, 10:52 AM   #14
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I've seen the eagles at Walborn as well as other locations. Great to have them, I just hope that they don't close off the fishing on Reeder Rd. What get's me abt that is they close off fishing along Reeder but you get a bunch of photo bugs and lookers all stopping on Reeder to look. If they cut the fishing off, all you gawkers should also stop your stopping and gawking. All the stoppers and gawkers are quick to call if they see someone fishing but heaven forbid them from stopping and gawking.
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I did some shore fishing today on Reeder rd, was there bout an hour. caught a few gills to scratch the itch, but didnt see the eagle today.
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Old 03-15-2010, 07:27 AM   #16
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I've seen the eagles at Walborn as well as other locations. Great to have them, I just hope that they don't close off the fishing on Reeder Rd. What get's me abt that is they close off fishing along Reeder but you get a bunch of photo bugs and lookers all stopping on Reeder to look. If they cut the fishing off, all you gawkers should also stop your stopping and gawking. All the stoppers and gawkers are quick to call if they see someone fishing but heaven forbid them from stopping and gawking.
The fishing is closed to the west of Reeder while the eagles are actively nesting but you can still fish on the east side of the causeway. That's why the 'gawkers' are allowed to be on Reeder.

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Old 03-18-2010, 08:54 AM   #17
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i went the long way home from warren to niles the other day. passed the warren wildlife area and saw one fly ovehead near there. also saw one fishing by kennedy park in niles a few years back. such an awesome sight to see!!!
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Old 03-18-2010, 12:27 PM   #18
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Just saw a post on the DNR site that the first eaglet has hatched at a nest in Huron - so those eagle eggs in the NE Ohio area should be very close if they haven't hatched already.

Anyone know how many eggs are typically laid in an eagle nest?

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Old 03-18-2010, 01:02 PM   #19
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I saw a bald eagle a couple of months ago while driving on 422 not more then 5 miles from the causway at Ladue. It was sitting in a tree overlooking a stream.


To answer ur question the Bald Eagle can lay anywhere from 1 to 3 eggs a year. The eggs are about the size of a goose egg and are a speckled off white color.
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Old 03-18-2010, 02:03 PM   #20
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I was driving home from work one night around dusk in Feb and saw one get a rabbit out in a field. He grabbed it took off and landed to eat it. great sight to see
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