[Tweeters] Seattle Times essay on ospreys

Bill Anderson billandersonbic at yahoo.com
Thu Mar 7 18:09:06 PST 2019


I have photographed bald eagles in both Edmonds and Lynnwood chasing osprey in efforts to get the osprey to drop fish they had caught.  In one instance the osprey's mate left the nest and attacked the eagle and the osprey with the fish took off.

There was once a great blue heron rookery at the Edmonds marsh.  I suspect it was abandoned due to the presence of the local bald eagle pair.   I photographed the eagles attacking what I presume were juvie herons in the nests.


>From my casual observations, the presence of the eagles has not affected either the local osprey or heron populations.  The osprey continue to use the same nests and the herons have established another rookery somewhere in the area.


Bill Anderson; Edmonds, WA. USA

On Thursday, March 7, 2019, 5:16:41 PM PST, ANDREA BENNETT <bennetts10 at comcast.net> wrote:


Has anyone heard about a significant increase in the Bald Eagle population in the greater Seattle area impacting other bird populations?



 

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