Adventures into the Madness

Baby Eagle Rescue!


My mother-in-law is an avid American Bald Eagle watcher and advocate. This week she got to help her local family of eagles. Here’s her story in her words and pictures:

Our local nest, the Jackson Bay nest, broke this morning.  The 3 babies are 6 to 8 weeks old and all 3 survived the fall.  They were examined by Sutton Center staff and declared healthy.  An ad hoc crew of eagle lovers worked diligently to build a new nest this evening.  As you can see from my pics, the old nest is not usable.

The new nest is a pallet, some lumber from our shop, twigs from the old nest and the grass-mulch from the old nest.


The 3 babies (2 males 1 female) were reinstalled in the new nest about dark this evening. A maggoty fish was moved from the old nest to the new nest. The babies were docile and about 5 pounds each. They would have been coyote food tonight if they had remained on the ground. Parents were circling overhead while we worked.

This was one of the most exciting projects I have been involved with in a while. I will keep you posted on this project.  The Sutton Center folks said the parents will be back, probably tonight.

Go Mom!

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2 Comments to

“Baby Eagle Rescue!”

  1. On April 5th, 2012 at 10:49 am John Trewolla Says:

    I never would have guessed! How exciting! Keep us posted.

  2. On April 5th, 2012 at 7:04 pm Granny "eagle watcher" Crocker Says:

    As I drove home from Maundy Thursday about 7:45, I spotted one parent on the broken limb on the ground. This is about 20 feet below the “pallet nest”. I did see 2 of the babies flapping on the nest this morning as I drove out.

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