Bald Eagle Comeback

Photo by Jean Beaufort

Every spring I start my kayak rides with one to the island on Big Spider Lake that is home to the eagle’s nest. Then once the pontoon boat is in the water our evening rides include stopping by the island to check out their nest. Every year we are rewarded with a nest of chicks.

The Clean Water Act and the banning of DDT was instrumental in bringing Eagles back from the brink of potential extinction. Every time I see them soaring over the lake I thank those people who thought ahead to the future.

Here is an article about the eagles in Wisconsin.

This winter we have at least one mature eagle who makes a daily trip over the house. Sometimes swooping low over the ice and other times soaring high. This is when I am reminded of how very lucky I am to live and share this beautiful area of Wisconsin with these majestic birds.

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