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Old 06-23-2017, 09:04 PM   #1
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Has anyone spotted any bald eagles nesting around the lake. We were lucky enough to catch an adolescent at Little Six last year and hoping for a little more luck this year. Thanks.

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Old 06-23-2017, 09:21 PM   #2
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There is a pair nesting on the west side of Smith Cove... I've seen them since ice fishing this past winter.. Saw the female the other day...
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Old 06-23-2017, 10:48 PM   #3
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We have seen an eagle flying over East Bear Island several times this spring. Recently, it flew east toward Six Mile Island. 🦅
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Old 06-24-2017, 06:22 AM   #4
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This one is on Blueberry Island.


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Old 06-24-2017, 09:46 AM   #5
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This one is on Blueberry Island.


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Two weeks ago at what seems like that very same branch there were two of them. However we were at "Minister Island"

My son may have taken a photo or two. I'll see if he saved the images.
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Old 06-24-2017, 09:54 AM   #6
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We had two perched in a tree at our camp that we watched for about 30 minutes! One was a fully mature eagle with solid white head the other was immature without the white head yet. They are huge!!

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Old 06-24-2017, 10:41 AM   #7
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One just flew over my head while I was on the dock, no more than 10 minutes ago.
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Old 06-24-2017, 11:00 AM   #8
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We saw one fly by Rattlesnake last week, going W to E. it may be the one from Smith Cove.


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Old 06-24-2017, 11:56 AM   #9
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Eagles certainly seem to have made a come back.

Heck, we have nesting pairs near downtown Portland, Oregon.
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Old 06-24-2017, 01:25 PM   #10
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There are adults and youngsters in the nest on Minister Island (commonly called Blueberry Island). That nest is quite easy to spot from the north side of the island, and the eagles display themselves on various branches and rocks around the island frequently. There are also a couple of eagles in a nest on Dolly Island. That nest can be seen well from the west side of Dolly and Bear - directly above the white boat house.
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Old 06-24-2017, 02:26 PM   #11
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Had a big one perched in a tree in my backyard the other day.....put both the cats out in the yard, if you catch my drift!
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Old 06-24-2017, 08:44 PM   #12
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Thank you all for the great response. It's always nice to have a destination for a boat cruise. Go eagles. Not! All Patriots All The Time.

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Old 06-25-2017, 08:12 AM   #13
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Two weeks ago I was fishing beside Diamond Island. I caught a three year old Salmon and released it as I usually do. Sometimes when you release the fish they lay stunned for about a minute or so and then they spark up and dive. While continuing to troll away I always keep an eye on the fish to be sure that it is OK. All of a sudden, out of nowhere. a very large Eagle swooped in and scooped that fish up like a C141 doing a cargo drop, and off it flew, just above the water, straight up to Welch Island. It was one of the coolest sights I have ever seen! (It also happened to me fishing near Locke and Welch about eight years ago)

They are indeed a magnificent sight to see!!
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Old 06-25-2017, 10:20 AM   #14
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There is an eagle's nest about a hundred yards north of the south end of Round Island. We have seen an eagle perched on a tree limb nest to the shore, waiting patiently for a tasty meal. 🦈 🦅
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Old 06-26-2017, 08:48 AM   #15
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a very large male eagle took up residence near the Channel and patrols Paugus Bay, the channel and the weirs area, I am sure a larger area. He has a perch on the last pine when leaving the channel into the larger part of the lake, almost blends right in.

yesterday he was circling the no wake can on the Bay side of the channel and swooped down and grabbed a fish not more than 30-40 feet from us. From those that have saw him since end of winter there, they say he is not afraid of boats, and I would say he wasn't considering how busy it was when he dropped into the lake.

Enjoy but hide the small dogs, and babies if you see him
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Old 06-26-2017, 12:05 PM   #16
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This pic was taken from my house near lakeport. Great to watch them catch fish.
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Old 06-27-2017, 02:05 AM   #17
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Eagles love loon chicks. I hope they stay away from our two newborn chicks.
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Old 06-27-2017, 06:31 PM   #18
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Both males and female adult eagles look similiar. If the bird is very large, it is probably a female as they are larger than males. Easiest way to distinguish is if they are together in a pair and then the size difference is apparent. Good luck with eagle sightings!
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Old 06-28-2017, 02:19 PM   #19
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Eagles seen flying over Carry Beach in Wolfeboro.
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Old 06-28-2017, 02:35 PM   #20
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There is an eagle's nest about a hundred yards north of the south end of Round Island. 🦅
In the past that eagles nest was very visible. Now the trees along the shore line have grown and are blocking the view of the nest. The nest was very prominent on one of the tallest trees on the island.
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Old 06-28-2017, 02:38 PM   #21
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a very large male eagle took up residence near the Channel and patrols Paugus Bay, :
If you're speculating that it's a male because it appears to be "very large" you need to know that male Eagles like all other raptors are on average roughly 30% smaller than their female counterparts. I often see an adult Bald Eagle along Weirs Blvd and it is a female.

This is the one I am referring to and I spotted her atop a scrub pine on Weirs Blvd last year.

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Old 06-28-2017, 06:39 PM   #22
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Fantastic portrait of our national symbol. Thank you! 🦅
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Old 06-29-2017, 09:28 AM   #23
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If you're speculating that it's a male because it appears to be "very large" you need to know that male Eagles like all other raptors are on average roughly 30% smaller than their female counterparts. I often see an adult Bald Eagle along Weirs Blvd and it is a female.

This is the one I am referring to and I spotted her atop a scrub pine on Weirs Blvd last year.

i was told it was a male, it is probably her, great photo!
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Saw one at Tarleton in Tiermont but never around Winni.

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Saw one at Tarleton in Tiermont but never around Winni.

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Old 07-13-2017, 06:02 PM   #26
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Had one in my back yard on Opechee yesterday! Perched in a big old pine tree on the shore.

S/he was being pestered by a hawk, who in turn was being bothered by some crows.

Why can't we all just get along?
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Old 07-13-2017, 06:34 PM   #27
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We often see them with binoculars doing the "search circle" very high above our house between Winter Harbor and Mirror Lake. Haven't seen them dive from that height yet. Got to spend more time with them.
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Old 07-13-2017, 06:43 PM   #28
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Blueberry mother and juvenile. Parents watch from far end of Blueberry or Hull Island depending on location of juvenile who flys but occasional still hangs out on nest.
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We've been seeing an adult cruise low past our place on the Broads-side of Rattlesnake very frequently this year. Keep your small dogs close by.
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It would have to be a real small dog, If I remember correctly they can maybe carry 5lbs. But they are very conscious of the fight. An Injury is usually deadly in the wild so the risk reward is a real factor.
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Saw our first of these magnificent birds on Saturday while anchored at the Margate ......

sorry, no pic's as he was high up in the pines and the cell phone pics we got are unfortunately horrible


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Old 07-17-2017, 12:25 PM   #32
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Saw an immature (but big!) bald eagle overfly Ragged Island on Sunday. He/she took a perch above the Cow Island mailboat dock.
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If you are in the Concord area, I see them all the time flying up and down the Merrimack River, especially just south of the Garvins Falls Dam.
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Old 07-17-2017, 07:21 PM   #34
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There is an eagles nest on the west side of Clay Point in Alton.

I know that an eagle would not be able to "take" my 12 pound dog far, but to could grab, drop and kill them quite easily. My opinion and fear.

As stated above, these eagles have gotten very smart about capturing the recently released fish. An easy meal! I recently watched one hassle a boat just out from me. It was pretty cool to see. I expect the fishermen were surprised!
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Old 07-17-2017, 07:32 PM   #35
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As stated above, these eagles have gotten very smart about capturing the recently released fish. An easy meal! I recently watched one hassle a boat just out from me. It was pretty cool to see. I expect the fishermen were surprised!
This is pretty much a common occurrence with the fishermen around Welch. The eagle parks himself / herself right in a large pine on the southern tip and watches the fishing boats. As soon as a fish is released they go for it. I have personally seen an eagle carry off a 4 lb rainbow trout up into a tree without a problem.

I would think your 12 lb pup would be safe BUT better to be safe than sorry!!

Hope your summer is going well!

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