Thursday, January 19, 2012
Bald eagle spotted at Ijams near river
On an early walk this morning, Ijams educator Sarah Brobst found a bald eagle perched above the boat dock downstream from the boardwalk. (This same dock is the best place to see prothonotary warblers in May and June.)
In December and January, mated pairs of eagles begin courtship and the nesting process. Eggs are usually produced in February.
A nesting pair has been reported the last several years on the lower Holston, upstream from Ijams. Wouldn't it be grand if a pair claims Ijams?
We'll keep you posted. You betcha.
- By Stephen Lyn Bales
Posted by Stephen Lyn Bales at 10:25 AM