[Tweeters] Eagles carrying sticks but no nest

Devon Comstock devonc78 at gmail.com
Mon Jun 27 08:34:39 PDT 2016


I've seen eagles and other raptors carrying sticks and sometimes "playing"
with them, dropping and catching them again in mid-air outside of nesting
season. I don't know if there is any scientific explanation of this
behavior. Maybe it's just practice, maybe it's play.

On Sun, Jun 26, 2016 at 9:35 AM, Rob Sandelin <robsan668 at gmail.com> wrote:


> For the past couple of weeks a pair of eagles have been seen in my

> neighborhood carrying sticks and landing in a big cottonwood. There is no

> sign of any actual nest. And it seems kind of late for them to be nest

> building. Is this just young birds pair bonding? Both have classic eagle

> white head and tail.

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