Eagle nesting sites are usually somewhat remote and out of the way, but this year two Bald Eagles have chosen a very public place to raise their young: a small nest in Cuckolds Cove near Signal Hill, which is quite close to the trail to boot. Passers-by can easily look into the nest from above:

Eagle on its nest - Cuckolds Cove Trail

Eagle on its nest – Cuckolds Cove Trail

Here’s the same picture, but cropped for a closer look:

Eagle on its nest - Cuckolds Cove Trail

Eagle on its nest – Cuckolds Cove Trail

This morning I saw two unhatched eggs in the nest when the Eagle got up for a moment.

This is where the nest is located:

Viewpoint and nest location - Cuckolds Cove Trail

Viewpoint and nest location – Cuckolds Cove Trail

Viewpoint ridge - Cuckolds Cove Trail

Viewpoint ridge – Cuckolds Cove Trail

Usually I don’t publish nest locations, but I suspect this nest is bound to become an attraction anyway, because of its proximity to the city. Unfortunately, if these eagles wanted privacy they should have picked a better spot, Cuckolds Cove Trail is one of the busiest trails along the coast.

If you go out to see these eagles, be as quiet as you can and don’t approach the nest, bring a pair of binoculars if you want to have a better look.