With all the eagle-watchers we’ve got on Gabriola, I couldn’t resist pointing out the following article. It explains what happened after somebody cut down a tree in which two eagles were nesting, leaving the eagles homeless. From the CBC: Axed eagle’s nest rebuilt by B.C. residents.
Janis and Jim MacDougall said it was heartbreaking to watch as the displaced eagles tried without success to quickly build a new nest and became desperate to help.
So one day at the end of March, they recruited a tree-climbing friend who spent five hours atop one of the MacDougall’s trees weaving a new nest with rope, branches, grass and leaves sent up by the work party below, along with bits of the old nest, and a big chunk of salmon for a housewarming gift.
Janis says the eagles watched the entire operation from a nearby tree.
The next morning the eagles went in and they’ve been there ever since. They laid an egg pretty much right away. [continue]
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