Nesting bald eagles at Guntersville Dam welcome eaglet into the world

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The eaglet hatched about 3 weeks ago (Photo: Joe Songer/jsonger@al.com).

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GUNTERSVILLE, Ala. – Bald eagles nesting near Guntersville Dam have welcomed a new eaglet into the world.

Our news partners at AL.com said observers, some of whom visit daily, reported the eagle family built a new nest for their eaglet.

The nest is located on TVA property at the Guntersville dam on the east side, about a 15 minute drive north on Hwy 431.

Joe Songer with AL.com said, “The adult eagles are very protective of their new arrival. A juvenile bald eagle flew too close to the nest the afternoon I was there. The two chased the intruder from the area.  One of the adults will stand watch over the nest while the other hunts for food.”

Songer has some great tips for visiting the nesting site in a respectful and unobtrusive way. Click here to see them on AL.com’s website. Songer has a great many more pictures posted there, also.

 

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