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Woods Canyon Lake Trail - Mogollon Rim
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Woods Canyon Lake Trail - Mogollon RimPayson, AZ
Payson, AZ
Hiking avatar Jun 20 2011
fotogirl53
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Thanks to Nahimana222's recent triplog and photos, I drove down today to see the eagles. There weren't too many people on the trail or on the water. Lots of butterflies along the trail--blues, sulphurs and fritillaries. I've been watching the eaglets in Iowa on Ustream with Raptor Resource Project and thought seeing some "live" would be fun. This nest has two eaglets that are almost as big as the parents. I didn't see any branching or hovering, and very little "wingersizing". Both parents brought fish to the nest about 4:00 in the afternoon. It must have been dinner. The smaller parent (dad) fed on the of the eaglets a few bites of fish before they fed themselves. Mom came with another fish, Dad left and returned shortly with yet another fish!

I'm guessing these two will fledge in a month or less, if you are interested in seeting them. I hiked all the way around the lake (5.5 miles). Next time I'll bring my kayak for a shortcut to the other side to view the nest. The lake also has a rowboat consession if you want to rent--they have battery powered motors, too.
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