The Travels of Tug 44

Neshobe Island Bald Eagles

In July 2017, we visited our friend Davene Brown at her home on a small island in the middle of Lake Bomoseen in Vermont. Neshobe Island was the summer home of the Algonquin Roundtable group back in the 1920s and 1930s and frequent visitors back then included the Marx Brothers, Dorothy Parker, literary critic, and half of Hollywood at one time or another. Today, Neshobe Island has 2 houses, a barn, a boat dock, lots of pine trees and a nesting pair of Bald Eagles.   high-res

This is one of the resident adult Bald Eagles sitting at the top of a hundred foot tall pine tree.   high-res

And this is one of their chicks, a young Bald Eagle. He's sitting next to the nest he was hatched in which is right in front of the main house. I took this from the front porch!   high-res

The Island has many very tall pine trees and the Eagles prefer them as perches. This is another of their offspring, an immature Bald Eagle.   high-res

And another young Bald Eagle arrives and sits with its sibling. Bald Eagles are dark and speckled until they are about 4 years old.   high-res

One of the young Eagles lifts off and flies.   high-res

This young Bald Eagle is caught by a sudden wind and steadies itself by flapping a bit.   high-res

Then Mom (or is it Dad?) comes flying thru to make sure everybody is all ok.   high-res

Neshobe Island still has many relics from the Algonquin Roundtable folks. Founding member Dorothy Parker was often in a bad mood, so they made her a "pouting seat" on the far end of the island, by jamming a slab of slate in between 3 trees grown together. Today is some 90 years later and the trees have nearly engulfed the slate slab. That's Mary Ellen, my better half, sitting in Dorothy Parker's Pouting Seat. :)   high-res

The Bald Eagles on their spectacular island home in Vermont. :)

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