EAGLE101: BACK TO THE SOLITARY LIFE
It's hard to believe that September has already arrived. Once again, summer has flown by and those nests that occupied our attention and provided us with so many fun moments are empty. The young have fledged and our on their own.
Nesting season is over.
The nesting pairs have split up for the offseason (though they may both stick around the general nest location) and are returned to their solitary lives, which is the bald eagle's nature. They don't sleep in the nest at night, they don't huddle up in groups. The bald eagle is a loner, staking out that favorite tree and fishing hole watching closely over all that sits below them. With no rearing responsibilities for several months, think of autumn as the bald eagle's vacation time, and keep your eyes peeled for bald eagles perched among the vibrant colors as you make those fall drives through the river valley. Photo by Kyle Beaton. 🦅😉👍