The weather forecasters got this one right! It is SNOWING – heavy snow. The NBG eagle adults came to the nest later than usual this morning, about 7:10, and found about an inch of snow in their nest. After poking around in it for about 10 minutes the male flew off. The female stayed about 10 minutes longer, then she flew off also. It is almost 9:00 and neither have returned. At least 2 inches of snow in nest now. Snowing and 27 degrees.
10:20 Located one of the eagles (female?) sitting in a tree about 300 feet from the nest tree. Just waiting out the snow storm.
2:35 – The eagles returned to their nest for 5 minutes. They appear to be completely puzzled by the snow in their nest, especially the male who you could see pick it up in his mouth and flick it off his beak. The snow is now at least 6 inches deep in the nest.