Sunday, January 31, 2010

The Ramah Maringuoin Eagles

The Bald Eagles that have nested in years past near Sherburne South Farm WMA are back, and better than ever! They have a new nest this year. It's in a large water oak situated in the middle of a bare field, so it's very easy to see. And, time will tell, but I think you'll be able to see the nest even when the tree leafs out (unlike last year) which will be great for watching the nest progress.

There is definitely a chick in the nest! Difficult to tell if there is more than one. The one I could see looked to be about 2-3 weeks old. According the what I read in the references, they spend about 75 days in the nest, so we should be able to watch this little guy grow for the next 2 1/2 months or so.

To find the nest, take the Ramah Maringuoin exit off I-10 west. Turn right on hwy 3000 when you exit, then take the first left (almost immediate). Take the next right turn. This will take you across a small bridge over a bayou and onto the road next to the levee. Follow this for about 2 miles until you see the sign for South Farm on your left. Look to your right and you'll see the Eagle Tree.

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