Bears vs Eagles

A black bear has been caught napping in an unlikely spot: the nest of a bald eagle. Researchers came across the sleeping bear while surveying eagle nests on a military base in Alaska.

Black bears (Ursus americanus) are known to occasionally take advantage of eagles’ architectural work — and these invasions spell trouble for the birds and their young, according to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS).

“In the past, a few eagle nests have been raided by black bears with predictably bad results for the nesting eagles,” FWS staff wrote in a Facebook post on July 21, adding that these incidents often result in young birds going missing.

Black bear caught napping in a bald eagle’s giant nest on Alaska military base

News to me. With all the Bears vs Eagles around here I wonder it the same thing is happening here. I never heard anything about it if so.

It looks like the bears ripped down some of my swallow nest and ate the chicks. They are in the blueberry fields a lot now.

*Sept 7 2023 update

Pretty high. Makes you wonder how it noticed.

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