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 2013, one eaglet (B3) in 2014, two eaglets (B4
and B5) in 2015 and two eaglets (B6 and B7) in 2016.
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 special thanks to Georgia
Power for donating a truck and manpower to install our nest camera.