Berry College’s bald eagle couple first appeared on the main campus in the spring of 2012. Since that time, they have continued to nest in the top of a tall pine tree situated between the main entrance and the parking lot of the Steven J. Cage Athletic and Recreation Center. They successfully
produced two eaglets (B1 and B2) in early 2013 and one eaglet (B3) in early 2014 and two eaglets (B4 and B5) in 2015. All of these eaglets successfully fledged.
It is believed that the bald eagles remain in the area during the summer months and do not migrate as there is plentiful food available from lakes, the Berry quarry and the nearby Oostanaula River. They have occasionally been sighted at or near the nest during the summer, probably to ensure
that other animals know it is occupied.
A second nest was documented in early 2014 on the Mountain Campus in a remote and inaccessible area. The area is closed to the public. Three eaglets were produced in 2014 (BMC1, BMC2, BMC3) and they successfully fledged. The nest was not active in 2015.
Power has donated a truck and manpower to install our nest camera.
Female bringing in a fish to the nest to feed her fledglings (5/13/13)
Female feeding one of her eaglets (2013)
Female brings a branch from a nearby tree for nest additions (2013)
Female surveying an area near the nest while sitting on one of her favorite perching branches (2013)
Female doing a "fly by" checking on the nest (2013)
Female perched in a tree near the nest (2013)
Female flying near the nest (1/19/14)
Male (right) and female (left) perched on one of their favorite branches
near the nest in the late afternoon under a half moon (1/8/14)
Male (right) female (left) perched on one of their favorite branches near the nest in the late afternoon (1/8/14)
Female taking a stretch as the male surveys the sky (1/18/14)
Male hovering over the nest as he checks on his mate (1/20/14)
Juvenile flies toward the nest while vocalizing as food was brought in by one of the parents (2013)
Female bringing in a small branch to add to the nest while the male is sitting on the nest incubating the eggs (1/27/14)
Female hunting at a nearby lake (1/30/14)
Male perched in a tree near the nest (1/27/14)
Male bringing in grass to soften the nest (1/31/14)
Juvenile flying near the nest (4/30/13)
Juvenile coming in for a landing at the nest tree (4/30/13)
Female flying from the nest as the male flies in (2/9/14)
Female flying as the male watches in the nest (2/9/14)
Female perched in a tree near the nest (2/16/14)
Female flies from the nest watched by B1 and B2 (2013)
Male (left) female (right) in a tree near the nest (2/16/14)
Male (left) female (right) on a limb near the nest (11/29/13)
The Berry Eagles perched on a tree behind Hermann Hall (1/8/14)
Georgia Power working with Berry College to install a nest camera for the Berry College Eagles