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Bald Eagle Family on Lake Quinsigamond in Shrewsbury MA

Bald Eagle Family on Lake Quinsigamond in Shrewsbury MA


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Every morning that I row on Lake Quinsigamond, I have the delightful pleasure of visiting an American bald eagle family that has taken up residence on one of the lake's islands.  Their nest is high up in a pine tree, and I am able to pull my boat in front of the island to see if the birds are active. Most days, one of the adults is perched on a branch beside the nest, surveying the lake while the youngsters peek out from the nest.


               Photo source: Pixabay


I first saw the eagles in March of this year, but apparently they have been active since very early spring. The Telegram & Gazette recently published this article about the eagles and the Shrewsbury family who have been involved with the banding of the eagle family.  

The Mass Audubon and the Massachusetts Division of Fisheries and Wildlife have become involved in the tracking of the eagles, and the island on which the birds have taken up residence does indeed seem like a bird sanctuary.  Birds of all sizes are seen going about their busy work, and a hum of chatter and song can often be heard.  Lately, I have seen a crane standing guard on the shore and soaring over the water.  Its blue-grey hue and elongated silouhette catches the eye.

The presence of the American bald eagle family at Lake Quinsigamond increases the satisfaction of a morning row.  In addition to the joy of watching the sun rise over the trees and listening to the lake world awaken, the eagles' nest provides a destination to reach.  I so look forward to watching the two babies take their first flights.  What an honor it is to have this regal family of eagles in view on a daily basis.


Written by Kathryn Acciari


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Comment balloon 10 commentsKathryn Acciari • July 10 2017 04:06PM


Hi Kathryn... I'm not a huge bird "fan," but wouldn't mind seeing some bald eagles a bit more up close and personal, as they say. They truly are spectacular creatures.

Posted by Nina Hollander, Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor (Coldwell Banker Realty) almost 3 years ago

Wow, I would love to see this magnificent bird and her family. Not too close, though :)

Posted by Susie Kay, North Dallas Specialist (Ultima Real Estate ) almost 3 years ago

Kathryn - that must be so awesome to be able to watch this bald eagle family.  I'd love that!

Posted by Anna Banana Kruchten Arizona's Top Banana!, 602-380-4886 (HomeSmart Real Estate BR030809000) almost 3 years ago

What a lovely shot Kathryn.  We saw so many beautiful eages (bald) in Alaska, and we have here thiriving on one of the uninhabited channel islands.  It is good to see them back.  A

Posted by Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy (Napa Consultants) almost 3 years ago

Anna:  It certainly is. I am excited every morning to row to the island and watch these stately birds.


Alexandra:  We have slowly seen an increase in the eagle population here. Many of us are feeling like proud parents, with these baby birds in residence.

Posted by Kathryn Acciari, Brand Ambassador and Business Coach (Century 21 Real Estate) almost 3 years ago

Susie:  The parent eagles perch unwavering way up in the tree. It is magnificent.

Posted by Kathryn Acciari, Brand Ambassador and Business Coach (Century 21 Real Estate) almost 3 years ago

Nina:  It is only in the past couple of years that I have started to watch the bird population more closely. Rowing near them gives me a chance to observe some of their habits. 

Posted by Kathryn Acciari, Brand Ambassador and Business Coach (Century 21 Real Estate) almost 3 years ago

How amazing is that.  I could sit and gaze at those magnificient birds for hours on end.

Posted by Belinda Spillman, Colorado Living! (Aspen Lane Real Estate Colorful Colorado) almost 3 years ago

Hello Kathryn Acciari,  Was just up in Yellowstone a couple of weeks ago and only start 3 Bald Eagles.  

Posted by Will Hamm, "Where There's a Will, There's a Way!" (Hamm Homes) almost 3 years ago

Will, I must admit I've not followed the bald eagle patterns recently. But only 3 in Yellowstone seems low.  

Posted by Kathryn Acciari, Brand Ambassador and Business Coach (Century 21 Real Estate) almost 3 years ago