Friday, November 26, 2010

A New Tiny, Little Birdy Nest...

Sure, it's tiny.
Like a Volkswagen Beetle compared to a Hummer...

We were at Magee Marsh(go figure!) a few weeks ago and saw a large nest in a tree. We soon saw a Red-tailed Hawk zooming overhead and off into the distance.

We went back last week because we heard about a pair of Bald Eagles building a nest in the same area. Well guess what? That nest that we thought was a hawks nest is now twice the size and belongs to the Eagles! I was always told, if you see a nest in a tree and think, "Wow, that's Big!", it belongs to a hawk or an owl. If you see a nest in a tree and say "Jeez! How the heck did that get up there?!", it belongs to an eagle.

I'm looking forward to going back next weekend if the trail is still open to check on construction. I hope they have a permit for that thing...

This is a Rusty Bald Eagle.
It's not real by the way...

We did see a few other birds, such as this Downy Woodpecker.
He nests in an itty-bitty hole in a tree.

This Red-breasted Nuthatch doesn't nest here. He's just visiting for the winter.
Apparently he thinks it's warm here, hence the name "Nuthatch!"

Yes, this is the Doodles. Yes she is laying down on the job...under the eagles nest.
She claims she was stretching. Right. zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz!

We still need help with the petition at the top of my blog!
Research needs to be done BEFORE wind mills are installed in a migratory bird area.


  1. Thank you, Dave & Doodles, for sharing your sweet, funny, tender, beautiful view of the world with us. Even when you show it to us from behind -- it still looks remarkable.

    with love and admiration,

  2. Kimmay! !uoY gnieB roF uoY knahT

  3. I am so happy you have a eagles nest to observe. Bald Eagles and Ospreys have been reinvigorating Mid Michigan in recent years after our disastrous experience with DDT and PCB's. I hope you have many good chances at photographing these awesome creatures!

  4. Thanks Springman. It's amazing how many we've seen this year!