Bald Eagles Spotted

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Members of the group using the spotting scope and binoculars to watch the nesting pair of bald eagles

On Saturday, February 23rd, the East Quabbin Land Trust hosted an Eagle Walk into Quabbin Gate 35.  This has become a semi-regular February event beginning in 2005.  Conditions this year were prefect – gray sky, no wind and 28° – and the eagles were cooperative.  One pair was seen the entire time perching in and around their nest and interacting with each other.  A third eagle (an immature) was also well seen by everyone, and a raven was heard and made a brief appearance.  Though, very few other birds were seen, the spectacular scenery of the frozen reservoir framed by snow covered ridges, along with the deep quiet of this valley as a snow storm approached, made for another memorable trip.

Ice along the shore of the Quabbin Reservoir