We’ve gotten our first reader submissions to our call for photos and videos of the Wayne Township bald eagles, which includes one of the eagles in flight. It doesn’t appear that the eaglets are big enough to stick above the nest yet.
Remember, to find the nest, drive to Rodger’s Park in Ellport, colloquially referred to as “The Hole,” and walk down the nature trail toward the Connoquenessing and several islands. The nest is across the creek in Wayne Township, northwest of Lundy’s Lane.
If you capture any great shots of the eagles, send them to firstname.lastname@example.org!
Photos and videos submitted.
About Bald Eagle Nesting
Bald Eagles mate for life and return to the same nest as long as conditions are favorable. On average, bald eagle nests are four to five feet in diameter and two to four feet deep. Eagles use the same nest every year until it grows too large for the tree to support.
In Pennsylvania, eagles will typically lay their eggs in March, and the average clutch is one to three eggs. Both parents share incubating duties, although the female usually spends more time on the nest. Incubation lasts about 35 days.
Juvenile eagles fledge (take first flight) after 10-12 weeks. However, an eagle is not fully mature and ready to find a partner until four to five years of age. Once this occurs, they will find a nesting territory of their own and start the cycle anew.
Source: National Eagle Center