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Nov 20, 2023 21:23:30   #
Umnak Loc: Mount Vernon, Wa.
 
I was amazed by the size of this eagle nest. With the Salish Sea lapping at the nearby shores this eagle has created what I like to call the Taj Mahal of Skagit County.
While I didn't climb the tree with a tape measure, it seems that a nearly 3 foot tall eagle, with a nest that's 3 times its height!

Rob

I wonder what the honey-do list has for today?
I wonder what the honey-do list has for today?...
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Would you look at that hole, I better get that shored up before the Mrs. comes home....
Would you look at that hole, I better get that sho...
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Maybe it can wait, she'll never notice that....
Maybe it can wait, she'll never notice that.......
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Nov 20, 2023 22:01:45   #
NMGal Loc: NE NM
 
WOW.

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Nov 20, 2023 22:19:28   #
UTMike Loc: South Jordan, UT
 
Another WOW, Rob!

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Nov 20, 2023 23:20:16   #
kpmac Loc: Ragley, La
 
That is one big nest.

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Nov 21, 2023 00:31:00   #
Bubalola Loc: Big Apple, NY
 
Umnak wrote:
I was amazed by the size of this eagle nest. With the Salish Sea lapping at the nearby shores this eagle has created what I like to call the Taj Mahal of Skagit County.
While I didn't climb the tree with a tape measure, it seems that a nearly 3 foot tall eagle, with a nest that's 3 times its height!

Rob


And no wonder, Rob. This way the parents protect the eggs and subsequently little babies from rough weather and “uninvited guests”. Most likely, the pair returned to the nest that they had built and used in previous years. Nice work!

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Nov 21, 2023 06:39:34   #
Manglesphoto Loc: 70 miles south of St.Louis
 
Umnak wrote:
I was amazed by the size of this eagle nest. With the Salish Sea lapping at the nearby shores this eagle has created what I like to call the Taj Mahal of Skagit County.
While I didn't climb the tree with a tape measure, it seems that a nearly 3 foot tall eagle, with a nest that's 3 times its height!

Rob



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Nov 21, 2023 14:10:28   #
Retired CPO Loc: Travel full time in an RV
 
Cool photos, Rob! And they will continue to add to the nest, year after year, until it collapses under it's own weight. Or breaks the limbs it's sitting on. Either way ... disaster for the babies, if it happens when they are very young! I'm waiting with baited breath to see the documented supporting evidence after you climb up there with your measuring tape!...
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Still waiting!!!

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Nov 21, 2023 15:23:46   #
jdtonkinson Loc: Red Wing, MN
 
Great photos and story. Impressive.
Some Eagle nests can way over 1,000 pounds. We have some huge nests in my area too.

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Nov 21, 2023 21:04:06   #
Umnak Loc: Mount Vernon, Wa.
 
NMGal wrote:
WOW.


I know, right?!

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Nov 21, 2023 21:05:05   #
Umnak Loc: Mount Vernon, Wa.
 
UTMike wrote:
Another WOW, Rob!


Thanks Mike! They should be proud!

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Nov 21, 2023 21:05:34   #
Umnak Loc: Mount Vernon, Wa.
 
kpmac wrote:
That is one big nest.



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Nov 21, 2023 21:08:11   #
Umnak Loc: Mount Vernon, Wa.
 
Bubalola wrote:
And no wonder, Rob. This way the parents protect the eggs and subsequently little babies from rough weather and “uninvited guests”. Most likely, the pair returned to the nest that they had built and used in previous years. Nice work!


Thank Eugene! It's likely they've been building on this one for at least 5 years to my knowledge.

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Nov 21, 2023 21:08:53   #
Umnak Loc: Mount Vernon, Wa.
 
Manglesphoto wrote:


Thanks Frank!

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Nov 21, 2023 21:10:52   #
Umnak Loc: Mount Vernon, Wa.
 
Retired CPO wrote:
Cool photos, Rob! And they will continue to add to the nest, year after year, until it collapses under it's own weight. Or breaks the limbs it's sitting on. Either way ... disaster for the babies, if it happens when they are very young! I'm waiting with baited breath to see the documented supporting evidence after you climb up there with your measuring tape!...
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Still waiting!!!
Cool photos, Rob! And they will continue to add to... (show quote)


I hope you're a patient person, Chief!! I wouldn't survive the attempt even if the parents didn't attack me. Gave up tree climbing a few years back..

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Nov 21, 2023 21:15:08   #
Umnak Loc: Mount Vernon, Wa.
 
jdtonkinson wrote:
Great photos and story. Impressive.
Some Eagle nests can way over 1,000 pounds. We have some huge nests in my area too.


I bet you do, when the fishing is good they don't need to go anywhere else! Thanks for stopping in and your kind comments!
Rob

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