Bald Eagle Nest 001
Next stop was a couple of eagle nests. Just as we arrived at the first nest one of the adults brought in a fish for the babies. We sat and watched along with several groups of fourth graders from the Lake Superior School District in Two Harbors that were on a field trip.
Soon the other adult circled overhead carrying what we first thought was a snake as we saw a long tail hanging down. When it got to the nest we were surprised to see that it was a muskrat. The muskrat had most likely been feeding on grass along the shore and never saw the eagle overhead until it was too late. We showed several of the fourth graders the photo on the camera. Some thought it was kind of gross as the adult had eaten the head before bringing it to their young.