Last year a pair of bald eagles moved into a nest above Cuckolds Cove on Ladies Lookout Trail, a mere 10 minute walk from the Cabot Tower on Signal Hill.

This year they have returned to the same location, as is customary for bald eagles. They’ve been on their nest for a while now, and today I walked down the trail to have a look for myself, and to count the eggs. Last year the eagles had 2 eggs, of which 1 hatched, and 1 young eagle was successfully raised.

This year I count 2 eggs again, as does this eagle upon returning to the nest (picture above).

Apparently, a visiting bird watcher counted 3 eggs earlier, I don’t know if this was a miscount or perhaps 1 egg is simply out of view in this picture. We’ll see next month when the eggs hatch, probably somewhere in the first 2 weeks of May.