This nest is located at Barton’s Cove on the Connecticut River, in Gill, MA
The nest had a web cam for several years but on Sunday, July 27th, 2008, the pine tree that held the original nest blew over during a passing storm. It was confirmed by Massachusetts Fish and Wildlife that the eagle pair rebuilt their nest at a new location in a red oak tree 100 feet west of the old nest.
An attempt to set up a new cam was made in 2010 but they had technical problems and couldn’t get it going before the nesting season. They are in hopes of having a cam on the nest again for the 2011 season.
Link to website for history of the nest. It is very interesting and has many photos, including some of the banding of the chick from the 2010 season.http://www.firstlightpower.com/eagles/default.asp
Sharon Feeney lives close to the area of the nest and a couple of us (Joanne and I) have met with her over the last couple years during the season to take photos. Whether we have a cam or not next season, we will be out there so we have a separate photo thread.
We are hoping that anyone who lives close enough to join us next season will do so…….all are welcome and it is great fun!
Sharon frequently goes over to the Cove in between our visits to check on the pair and comes back with great reports to fill us in on their activity. Thanks Sharon!
Link to the history that we have recorded on our previous forum:http://www.hostingphpbb.com/forum/viewtopic.php?p=6309&mforum=tdbc#6309