Wednesday, April 4, 2012
Spring here in Katahdin country is a busy time of year for us. Lots and lots to do. It is also when many bird species either return to the area or in the case of our bald eagles, get very active. We have a good population of eagles here, and they love to hang out in the back yard of the lodge. I keep a coyote bait of carrion on the ice through the winter months, and eagles really love to scavenge from it. During the past two weeks we have had eagles here all day long, soaring over the lodge and sitting on stumps in the lake and at times in trees along the shore. There vocalizations can be heard throughout the day, but like most birds they get really active as sundown approaches. It is great to be working out side and see a shadow as one passes over head, but it is just as rewarding to be sitting here typing this entry and here the call of our national bird, the bald eagle.