This morning at 8:07am a Ring-billed Gull was brought to the nest for food for the three NBG nestlings. While the Bald Eagle is classified as a “fish eagle” it is also an opportunist. Lake Whitehurst which is on three sides of NBG is often a place that water birds come to feed and rest. The Ring-billed Gull is one of our most common gulls and is frequently seen in parking lots, trash dumps, farm fields and lakes. Many Ring-billed Gulls visit Lake Whitehurst. These Bald Eagles are ever on watch for an opportunity to take advantage of a sleeping bird on the water. We have seen proof of that this past week on the WVEC eaglecam. Not only will this gull provide food for the three eaglets and their parents, but what feathers that do not blow off the nest will become nest insulation.
THANK YOU for the eagle cam!
Love it, love it, love it!
The opportunity of being able to observe the eagles and nestlings, in addition to read the blog and weekly up-dates has had an unimaginable impact on an enormous amount of people. Thank-you to everyone who is responsible for this experience.
What a beautiful sight & site! We have a pair of eagles here in the lower part of Adirondack Park. I haven’t seen them yet (hope to). Thank You soooo much for sharing this and to those responsible for giving us the opportunity to get an “eagle eye” look!! I LOVE IT! I am also passing this one on!
Pictures are amazing! Thanks for this educational opportunity.
Thank you for thsi rare opportunity. I an checking in every day with my middle school students. I have asked them to join the blog with their questions. I am a middle school science teacher in a disadvantaged neighborhood in Washington DC.