Saturday, February 21, 2009

The Lynx Lake eagle nest

Yee-Haw! I have an image! All's well with my world. Or at least a lot better.

The setting is Lynx Lake, tho I don't know the year; another photograph from the LH's archive. When we first arrived in the Prescott area, no large raptor was nesting at the lake, tho one year ospreys arrived to take advantage of the fish stocking program. Soon after, either the Forest Service or AZ Fish and Game decided to invite the big fish hawks to settle in by building a nesting platform on the east side of the lake. A pair of birds took the bait and for several years, the trail on that side of the lake was closed during the nesting season. More recently, the bald eagles have moved in, to great fanfare. Like the ospreys before them, they started out on the nesting platform but decided to build a Real Nest after a year or two. I suspect that the Forest Service will soon be closing down the east side of the lake for the 2009 nesting season. As for the displaced ospreys? I don't what neighborhood they moved into. Certainly the lake is not big enough for more than one major nest.


Antipodean Curmudgeon said...

Any word on the EDR (est date of return) of the afflicted Mac??

Iggle shot is most excellent.


Linda G. said...

Glad you're up and running!
Great this from one of A's slides?

Avus said...

Not a general bird fan, but raptors absolutely fascinate me.
What magnificence!

Granny J said...

bro -- about the date of return? I may find out the news (good or bad)tomorrow.

lindag -- yes, it was a shot by A.

avus -- I have a hunch that ferocious birds, such as raptors, are definitely Guy Birds...

Anonymous said...

Wishing you luck on the Mac!

~Anon in AV.

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