Bald Eagle Nest: : A story of survival in photos
Bale Eagle Nest is now available, and features an unusual eagle family in Western Montana. 132 photos by Kate Davis illustrate courtship, nesting, neighborhood resident animals, parent eagles and the four babies growing up and fledging. Four young is very rare with only a dozen nests ever reporting such success.
After a little introduction, she launches into the saga of the polite young, taking turns to be fed everything from pigeons and
goslings to squirrels and of course, deer. That story went worldwide on the internet when one of the adults dropped an eviscerated
fawn on powerlines which shorted out electricity to East Missoula in June; “Deer With Wings,” claimed dozens of
stories, but just our diligent parents.
A family of Eastern Fox Squrrels shared the nest, with curious young exchanging looks, then the post-fledging stories and lots of
flying eagle shots, favorites being the attacks by mobbing Bullock`s Orioles. One of these images won Audubon’s Top 100 Photographs for 2012. Kate writes, “I never knew I would grow to admire Bald Eagles this much, and hopefully the readers will too.”