An eagle's nest is called an eyrie. Eagles normally build eyries high up on cliffs or in tall trees. The inaccessibility of the eyrie protects the small clutch of eggs.
Bald eagle nests consist of broken sticks and tree branches, feathers, grasses, moss and fibers. Bald eagles usually find sticks on the ground or take off branches with their powerful beaks.
Eagles have been nesting at Berry College’s main campus since 2012, when they first appeared. They were spotted by a student who reported the sighting to a professor.
The largest bald eagle nest ever found weighed more than 4,400 pounds and was 20 feet deep and 9 1/2 feet in diameter. The nest was built from collected feathers, grass, sticks, moss and other organic matter. Although the St. Petersburg, Florida nest is the largest on record, a Vermillion, Ohio nest
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, has an eagle nest camera named the Hays Bald Eagle Nest Cam. The camera is located near the community of Hays, a neighborhood on the east side of Pittsburgh. As of 2015, the Hays Bald Eagle Nest Cam is the only bald eagle camera in Pennsylvania.
Since 2009, the Alcoa Eagle Cam at Davenport Works has monitored the nest of bald eagles Justice and Liberty and their nine eaglets. The nest is located in a cottonwood tree near the Mississippi River, about 80 to 85 feet above the ground.
You can watch live feed from bald eagle nests online at IWS.org by clicking the Eagle Nest Cam link under the Interactive heading on the home page. The website offers live camera feeds in multiple California locations, including Santa Catalina Island, Santa Cruz Island and Arcata.
According to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, eagles nest and roost in forests. When they hunt for food, eagles seek out bodies of shallow fresh or salt water.
An eagle may also be called a "bird of prey," "a raptor," or an "accipitrid." Bird of prey and raptor are often treated as synonymous, although raptors are defined as having specific traits that make their bodies well prepared for hunting and consuming prey.
The nesting method used by birds depends upon their size, location and diet. It also depends on the available nesting materials and the reproductive habits of the given bird species. Some do not build nests at all, but take advantage of existing structures for shelter and egg protection.