Eagle Watch day 8

This is the camera that makes it possible for us to watch the eagles.

Nature cinematographer Neil Rettig (left) of Wisconsin., and Dave Kester of Decorah, Iowa, remove old mounting hardware to make way for a new pan/tilt/zoom video camera at an eagle’s nest about 80 feet up a tree near the Decorah Fish Hatchery on Wednesday, Nov. 3, 2010

Answers to the Eagle Quiz

1. How long is the incubation period for an eagle egg?
A. 15-25 days B. 31 - 45 days C. 53-68 days

2. How old are bald eagles before they fledge, or take their first flight?
A. 4-6 weeks B. 7-8 weeks C. 9-14 weeks

3. Eagles are diurnal hunters. What does this mean?
A. They hunt during the night.
B. They hunt during the day.
C. They hunt anytime.

4. A bald eagle can see a rabbit or other prey from ________ away.
A. 0.5 miles B. 1 mile C. 2 miles

5. TRUE or FALSE? The bald eagle appears on the Illinois State Flag.

6. Bald eagles usually use the same nest year after year. How heavy was the largest nest found in Ohio?
A. 500 pounds B. 1 ton C. 2 tons