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Mar 14, 2015

Biggest recorded eagle nest

Photo: Canadian Wildlife Federation
The Canadian Wildlife Federation commented today that humans are not the only creatures about to engage in spring cleaning.   The CWF says that Bald Eagles are sprucing up their nests also.   The federation describes these eagles as the 'Joneses' of the avian world, as they keep making their abodes bigger and bigger and bigger.      Using sticks and branches they start off with an initially small nest about 15 to 37 metres above the ground, and each year they add to the nest.   Eventually nests get so big they can accommodate humans (see photo below).   So far, the record for the biggest nest sits in St. Petersburg, Florida.   It is three metres wide and six metres deep, and weighs in at an estimated 2 tons!

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