Nesting Eagles

nesting eagles, 5 September 2015, photo by Bear and company
nesting eagles, 5 September 2015, photo by Bear and company

5 September 2015: On our way to the Maliseet Trail, Mr. Bear saw an eagle catch a fish in the Wolastoq (Saint John) River and carry it about a hundred feet up into a pine tree between the river and a nearby lake. “Nesting eagles,” he said.

On the right-hand side of the photo, the male eagle, his back to the camera, stands guard. The female eagle is almost entirely hidden in the nest on the left side of the photo. You may be able to see her tail feathers. The two have  created the perfect home in the perfect fishing spot.