Eagle Watch a Success

Eagle Watch a Success

Eagle Watch a Success

Two nesting eagles sighted at the Battenkill Conservancy’s eagle watch. Photo by Dave Koschnick, Junk Yard Dog Arts.

Two nesting eagles sighted at the Battenkill Conservancy’s eagle watch.
Photo by Dave Koschnick, Junk Yard Dog Arts.

Battenkill Conservancy’s annual eagle watch outing led by Ron Renoni attracted nearly 50 eagle enthusiasts from both near and far. The caravan of cars reached the first stop where two eagles allowed plenty of time for the participants to view, photograph and admire them before flying off to fish in the tributaries of the Battenkill. At the next stop on Ron’s well planned route, the group was fortunate enough to view a mating pair in the vicinity of their nest.  The hope is that eggs will appear in the nest over the next few weeks.

Since BkC and Ron Renoni began the outings, the eagle population has grown to over 500 nesting sites in New York state.  The more frequent sightings, especially along the Battenkill and Hudson watersheds, demonstrate the positive effect of the cleaner rivers and tributaries that provide food for the eagles.

The objective of Battenkill Conservancy’s ‘It’s Your Battenkill, Explore It’ series is to highlight the watershed’s scenic assets and natural beauty. The series, presented free of charge to the public, is the supported by the ‘Create Joy’ campaign and member contributions.

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