HIGHLIGHT VIDEOS: Now Have Audio!
FEB 12th 2018 (audio missing) Posturing at night https://youtu.be/4c4TZ8MsURQ
FEB 4TH 2018 building outer ring https://youtu.be/XsceuKJiTL8
JAN 25TH 2018 EATING AND CLEANING NEST https://youtu.be/1TrzWj4uFpY
JAN 22nd 2018 PREVIOUS OFF SPRING CHECKS OUT NEW NEST https://youtu.be/omxbgJLLV10
JAN 18TH 2018 BUILDING UP THE NEST https://youtu.be/HPakpefbRRU
JAN 17TH 2018 EATING Razor-backed musk turtle https://youtu.be/XJRBvwoo8W0
JAN 13TH 2018 MAKING THE NEST PRETTY https://youtu.be/GNkMl56AV6M
JAN 11TH 2018 BUILDING UP OUTER RING https://youtu.be/XHLGdUui7Ec
JAN 10TH 2018 FLYING SQUIRREL EATING COOT REMAINS https://youtu.be/6n_OLtZQbn8
JAN 10TH 2018 PICKING AT COOT LEFT OVERS https://youtu.be/Tsv_7M0wZAk
JAN 9TH 2018 PLUCKING A COOT https://youtu.be/iEOyN62nMEk
JAN 8TH 2018 BLOODY EAGLE RETURNS HOME TO EAT NIGHT https://youtu.be/h1hmrtgOJxw
JAN 8TH 2018 EAGLE RETURNS HOME BLOODY DAY https://youtu.be/5AaXoswqhhw
JAN 7TH 2018 OAK LEAF BEDDING https://youtu.be/_pFB9GQ0X4c
JAN 7TH 2018 BRINGS MOSS NEST https://youtu.be/yiUG4J-AvbU
JAN 6TH 2018 NEST INSPECTION https://youtu.be/IUmv4ERn4xk
DEC 8TH 2017 ANOTHER STRANGER IN THE NEST https://youtu.be/tBbMV_Gn2tk
DEC 7TH 2017 EARLY MORNING https://youtu.be/lIHfwZKXm2g
DEC 6TH 2017 CAUGHT A FISH! BUT WRONG NEST! https://youtu.be/H494tsF6n8c
DEC 5TH 2017 A BEAUTIFUL STRANGER APPEARS https://youtu.be/hkgKe8GD9VU
NOV 9TH 2017 FISH BREAKFAST https://youtu.be/I7O-2UEqxqQ
NOV 8TH 2017 WING CHANGES CAMERA ANGLE https://youtu.be/kuvP3wEqnLw
This Bald Eagle nest is located about 105 feet above the ground, in the top of a Loblolly Pine tree near the shore of Kincaid Lake, in the Kincaid Lake Recreation Area, Evangeline Unit, Calcasieu Ranger District, Kisatchie National Forest, Rapides Parish, central Louisiana. The nest has been used by the same pair at least since 2002. In past years these birds have begun laying eggs in early February and the young have fledged by early to mid-June. This pair has averaged two chicks per year through 2013.
In 2013 the nest was apparently abandoned for an alternate nest on the lake. However, the adult pair continued to occasionally perch on the nest until it began to deteriorate in January 2016. Within 5 months it completely fell out of the tree. Birds of prey, especially Bald Eagles, are fiercely territorial and perhaps to confirm this area of the lake is their domain, the pair quickly rebuilt in their original nest location and once again began taking up residence.
Forest Service personnel installed cameras above the nest in July 2013, but they were accidentally shorted out and had to be replaced in October of that year.
High resolution cameras were installed in September 2017.
In forested areas eagles usually select one of the tallest living trees for their nest and they prefer a site that is close to water. This nest is visible from the Recreation Area bike/hiking trail that runs west of the Recreation Beach Area. However, a short easterly boat ride along the shoreline from the West Boat Ramp will offer a spectacular view of this active Bald Eagle nest. Enjoy!
Update: audio added!