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Lights, camera, eagle!
By adamg on Fri, 01/06/2023 - 3:17pm
Andromeda Yelton spotted this bald eagle today, perching on a light pole at Trum Field in Somerville.
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I'm curious how large their hunting ranges are. Would this one have come down from the Mystic? Is it the same one seen in Davis and Alewife?
Mr Google says
During non-migratory seasons, they generally range 10-20 miles away from their nest. For most eagle couples, the 200 yards around a nest are defended as their own territory.
the rest of the blurb
Aside from bald eagle populations that migrate, a typical eagle can fly up to 124 miles away from its nest in a day. Since they fly at 31 mph while going long distances, the distance isn’t as difficult for them as it would be for any other land animal. During non-migratory seasons, they generally range 10-20 miles away from their nest. For most eagle couples, the 200 yards around a nest are defended as their own territory. When a female is nesting with eggs, the male will generally fly further as they are the resource gatherer for the family.
from a-z animals.com
The Mystic has been icing over in that area, so this may be a shift to rats/squirrels.
Their range varies from about 3 to 15 square miles, so this may be the Mystic eagle.
Either the lights are very
Either the lights are very big or the eagle is very young.