Immediately after a concerned citizen named Kent police Sunday early morning, a responding officer located the town had a feathered visitor just enjoying breakfast.
“[A bald eagle] was alongside the side of the highway consuming roadkill, as far as I know, and someone was scared that it could get strike by a auto,” claimed Police Lt. Mike Lewis.
Lewis stated the connect with came in that the eagle was at the facet of Middlebury Street in the location of Munroe Falls-Kent Road at about 9:15 a.m. ahead of flying up into a tree.
“We needed to make absolutely sure that the hen was not hurt,” said Lewis. “It failed to surface to be hurt at all. It was just eating one thing on the aspect of the highway. But it flew absent. Appeared correctly fine.”
Lewis explained he are unable to remember seeing any experiences of other bald eagle sightings in Kent, but after the law enforcement department posted about this eagle on Fb, individuals commenting said they experienced viewed bald eagles in the area.
“So I never imagine it’s also terribly uncommon,” he reported.
In accordance to the Ohio Office of Organic Methods, 707 bald eagle nests ended up counted in Ohio’s 88 counties in a 2020 study, with 90, the optimum variety, in Ottawa County at Lake Erie’s west end.
In the 18-county Northeast Ohio location, 188 nests ended up counted, which include eight in Portage. Erie County experienced the highest variety at 32 and Cuyahoga County the fewest with three. Among the counties bordering with Portage, Trumbull had the greatest quantity by far with 26 nests.
Bald eagles are no longer categorized as endangered by the federal govt, but their quantities are however being monitored.
Adult bald eagles are simply acknowledged, with white feathers on the head, neck and tail in mature birds, and brown physique feathers. Their eyes, beaks and feet are yellow. More youthful birds are largely brown, with mottled white and buff and product blotches beneath right up until they are five or six several years old.
The two new and set up bald eagle partners go by courtship and nest making from October to December. The female lays her brood, normally up to a few eggs, concerning mid-February to late March. The eggs hatch soon after about 35 times.
The mothers and fathers share parenting responsibilities similarly, taking turns sitting down on the eggs to incubate them and feeding the chicks, which depart the nest immediately after 10 to 13 weeks.
Bald eagles are located in smaller concentrations, ordinarily all-around much larger bodies of h2o, particularly if there is an enough supply of fish for food. In Ohio, the marsh area of western Lake Erie holds an specially big quantity of bald eagles when compared to the relaxation of the point out.
Eagles are hugely territorial. This is specifically legitimate when they are elevating their young so they will develop their nests away from other eagle nests. Mature eagles commonly dwell in the same place calendar year round, but youthful eagles occasionally migrate throughout the spring and fall.
Lewis explained that for the law enforcement department, it is just some thing great that happened on a Sunday morning.
“It wasn’t seriously an incident wherever we took as well significantly motion. It was just a little something lovely to see,” he explained.
Reporter Jeff Saunders can be arrived at at [email protected].