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Bald Eagle Nest, I-10 @I-310

We've beem watching the pair of Eagles for about 2 years now. Gustav and Ike blew their nest down, but they had it built back within 6 weeks or so of the storm. We have watched them raise at least 1 chick this year. We have been seeing 1-3 of them perched on various trees and on the nest over the past few months. Haven't seen them in about a week, I think they went back north for the summer. Can't wait to see them again next year.

I have wanted to take pics of them, but do not want to risk stopping on the shoulder of the road. My go in by boat next spring and get some pics, they are awesome to see!
March 30, 2009 at 10:52am
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kjs123Profile Photo
Posted March 30, 2009 at 11:11am
i saw him

i used to see them everytime i went that way. i didnt think a whole lot of people did notice them though, i used to slow traffic to see them. one time one of them was right nest to the 310 on a dead cypress. we have a nest about a mile from my house and havent seen them in about 2 weeks. they peobably did go back up north, they are a little bit harder to see because there nest is in a live cypress.

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HawkhunterProfile Photo
Posted March 30, 2009 at 11:29am
eagle

they were there yesterday.. she was sitting outside and he was on the nest..

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TRIGGERHAPPYProfile Photo
Posted March 30, 2009 at 11:39am
STILL THERE?

I past there yesterday and didn't see them. There's another nest in the Bonne Carre across from the boat launch on the west (lake) side also. Had someone set up taking pictures a while back from the parking lot by the boat launch, safer than stopping on the interstate. It's in a big cypress tree across the canal.

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smellyProfile Photo
Posted March 30, 2009 at 11:46am
Re:

I have never been able to see them when I pass that way. It's not very often. For New Years I saw one perched in a tree on the edge of the lake just west of Fountainbleu state park. I could see it from the pier that shoots out into the lake.

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La_SpokesmanProfile Photo
Posted March 30, 2009 at 12:15pm
Eagles Nest

I saw them on Thursday.

There is also a couple of nests down reserve canal off in the swamp(can't see them from canal).

I didn't know Bald eagles migrated. I thought they lived in one place all year long.

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trout assassinProfile Photo
Posted March 30, 2009 at 12:56pm
Where at

Where are they? I pass the I-10 to 3-10 daily. Where is the nest if i am heading to Norco from meatairie on 3-10? I would love to see them

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tuffhuntinProfile Photo
Posted March 30, 2009 at 1:30pm
a little info

about bald eagles and migration i have seen some in the vermillion bay area feeding on the bank, awesome birds

The Bald Eagle is a powerful flier, and soars on thermal convection currents. It reaches speeds of 5670 km/h (3544 miles per hour) when gliding and flapping, and about 48 km/h (30 miles per hour) while carrying fish.[21] Its dive speed is between 120-160 km/h (75-100 miles per hour), though it seldom dives vertically.[22] It is partially migratory, depending on location. If its territory has access to open water, it remains there year-round, but if the body of water freezes during the winter, making it impossible to obtain food, it migrates to the south or to the coast. The Bald Eagle selects migration routes which take advantage of thermals, updrafts, and food resources. During migration, it may ascend in a thermal and then glide down, or may ascend in updrafts created by the wind against a cliff or other terrain. Migration generally takes place during the daytime, when thermals are produced by the sun.[5]

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cajunhopperProfile Photo
Posted March 30, 2009 at 4:53pm
nest

trout assassin, the nest at I-10 and I-310 is west of 310, and south of I-10, it's a giant nest atop a single dead cypress tree that kind of stands by itself. If you are looking for it, you can't miss it. It is more visible from I-10 than it is from I-310. It is about 1/4-1/2 mile west of 310 and several hundred yards (1/4 mile?) south of I-10.

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simple peddlerProfile Photo
Posted March 30, 2009 at 7:42pm
yep!

See them all the time!
We also see them on the Blind River.
Even had some fellows build a platform and attracted them to it.
they nested for a couple years then too many people stopping buy bothered them

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cajunhopperProfile Photo
Posted March 31, 2009 at 9:45am
still there

saw them last night, and again this morning.

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Lock.n.LoadProfile Photo
Posted March 31, 2009 at 10:30am
Another area

Saw one soaring over Pearl River area in October 2008. I watched it through my binoculars, beautiful bird !

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cajunhopperProfile Photo
Posted March 31, 2009 at 11:39am
back in the day...............

I remember back in the 70's and 80's, it was rare, and I mean RARE to see one down here. Great example of how true conservation can work!

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wait,wait.....CUTemProfile Photo
Posted March 31, 2009 at 11:49am
Bald Eagles

While fishing in bayou black it is nothing to see 6-10 of them, they are all over the place!

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bigjimProfile Photo
Posted March 31, 2009 at 3:29pm
Still there

I saw them there late sunday afternoon. Looks like two young in the nest and she was about 80 yards away hunting perched in a dead cypress. There is also another nest as soon as the cypress ends going west look south beyond the train tracks about 600 to 800 yards maybe a litle further. I saw her perched in adjacent tree last week. There is also a giant nest in cypress on island between 1-55 and lake Maurepas just north of bridge at Pass Manchac, a little hard to see since she rebuilt it in the timber.

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big stewProfile Photo
Posted March 31, 2009 at 3:37pm
Bald Eagle Nest

There is another pair around the West Metairie and N. Lester canal. I have seen them 3 times this week.

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BayStealth_2230Profile Photo
Posted March 31, 2009 at 5:48pm
Bayou Black

Wait is right. We fished Bayou Black last Friday and saw them all over Turtle Bayou and Bay Wallace.

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cajunhopperProfile Photo
Posted September 18, 2009 at 2:10pm
they're back

as of 2 weeks ago, we see at least 1 of the Eagles every morning on the way in to work.

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RoseProfile Photo
Posted March 22, 2010 at 2:32pm
Bald Eagle

I seen a Bald Eagle over Metairie today around 12 noon. Marhc 22, 2010. The Eagle was flying towards the west. I have never seen an eagle around here before, I seen the next between Kenner and Laplace before.

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uncle joProfile Photo
Posted March 22, 2010 at 3:16pm
uncle jo

I seen two of them Friday. There is another next on 310 right pass the 61 exist on the northbound lane. The nest is in a fork of a very big cypress tree.

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cajunhopperProfile Photo
Posted March 22, 2010 at 3:28pm
have to look

I'll have to look for that other one on 310, never saw that one.

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PoissonProfile Photo
Posted March 22, 2010 at 3:44pm
bald eagle

Cajun I saw one about 3 weeks ago on my way home from leeville. He was on the right hand side of 308 about a mile south of hwy 90. I was excited when I seen him and my girlfriend laugh at me.. I told her it was not everyday you see a eagle in louisiana.Come to find out buddies at work saw him too. He was in the cane field

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remfordProfile Photo
Posted March 22, 2010 at 4:07pm
look around

i think i have notice two new nest in that area. if you look at the treeline, and back past the RR tracks heading to kenner, there looks to be another nest. could be a new eagle's nest or just another bird of prey's nest. the other is along the kenner tree line. you kinda have to look back toward the swamp as you get off the bridge. i've also noticed a few nest that look like eagle's nest right past manchac heading north and looking out to the maurapas side if I-55. you gotta look way back. it's easier to see em during the winter i believe. there are quite a few around now and they seem to be prolific. my guess is that these new nestS are the offspring of the original nest you described last year CH.

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cajunhopperProfile Photo
Posted March 22, 2010 at 4:31pm
lots of them now

I have seen a few while hunting off of I-55 in Maurepas. Have not found the nest yet, but see the Eagles a few times a year. Back in October or November, we saw one flying at the treetops while we were squirrel hunting.

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doorman78Profile Photo
Posted March 22, 2010 at 6:18pm
eagles

seen them yesterday

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Big Country BRProfile Photo
Posted March 22, 2010 at 7:34pm
rudduck

I seen at least 2 fishin south of rudduck last week.

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shadrigProfile Photo
Posted March 22, 2010 at 7:36pm
Eagle nest

Saw one of em' perched in a tree a few hundred yards from the nest Thursday morning on my way to N.O. and saw one on the nest on my way back to B.R. that afternoon. Been hitting Grand Isle a lot the past few years but, it's the first time I've noticed the nest.

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trout assassinProfile Photo
Posted March 22, 2010 at 9:32pm
they are coming back

yeah i see those ones off I-10, also saw one in Joyce, and three in the spillway off airline...

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LaElvisProfile Photo
Posted March 22, 2010 at 10:11pm
Eagles

I took a few pics on my way back from Bahamas as I was going down I-10 from airport back home to Lafayette.....

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NOLA DUCKProfile Photo
Posted March 23, 2010 at 10:12am
eagles

They are still there. Saw two perched west of the the nest and another one right by the nest. Saw them Sat. round 12

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