Eagles in the Parkway

What an amazing thing, as reported by KFBK, with photos at the jump.

An excerpt.

My neighbors and I suspected something was up last fall. We were wonderfully surprised last Spring 2016 when a pair of bald eagles made their appearance near our homes on the bluffs above Lake Natoma in Orangevale  and Folsom for the first time ever. We watched them soar back and forth to a tall, leaning pine tree they favored roosting in. And some were even lucky to see them dive bomb into Lake Natoma and snatch up a fish for dinner, surprising kayakers nearby.

Around fall and into winter, we noticed a difference in their behavior. The eagles were now flying to their pine tree with pieces of lumber and pine needles in their beaks. Little by little, we saw a nest developing. It grew bigger and bigger. If you’ve never seen an eagle’s nest, you can’t miss it is so massive. About a month ago, one of the eagles was constantly sitting in the nest. Could it be?

Carmichael nature photographer Susan Maxwell Skinner has been chronicling the eagles the past year. She was able to get the first picture of a sweet, tiny baby eaglet. Two are now in the nest.

About David H Lukenbill

I am a native of Sacramento, as are my wife and daughter. I am a consultant to nonprofit organizations, and have a Bachelor of Science degree in Organizational Behavior and a Master of Public Administration degree, both from the University of San Francisco. We live along the American River with two cats and all the wild critters we can feed. I am the founding president of the American River Parkway Preservation Society and currently serve as the CFO and Senior Policy Director. I also volunteer as the President of The Lampstand Foundation, a nonprofit organization I founded in 2003.
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