Up high in the pine trees, you may spot an eagle’s nest. Bald eagles generally nest near bodies of water, preferring the branches of mature trees that can handle nests weighing over 1,000 pounds. Despite their competition for food, both Bald eagles and ospreys are numerous in Mallows Bay, thanks to the sheer abundance of fish in these healthy waters.
Bald eagles soaring overhead (Nick Zachar/NOAA).
A Bald eagle flying above Mallows Bay (Nick Zachar/NOAA).
A Bald eagle taking flight from its nest (Matt McIntosh/NOAA).