Eagle Scouting

SANDUSKY The circle of life continues. Two 3-week-old eaglets died Saturday in their nest behind the Old Dutch Tavern,
JACOB LAMMERS
May 24, 2010

 

SANDUSKY

The circle of life continues.

Two 3-week-old eaglets died Saturday in their nest behind the Old Dutch Tavern, 2219 E. Perkins Ave.

"That's part of nature. Some nests fail for multiple reasons," said Mark Shieldcastle, wildlife biologist of Ohio Department of Natural Resources Crane Creek Research Station in Oak Harbor. "It's unpredictable."

Three weeks ago, Michael Stewart, 46, Pittsburgh, had never seen an American bald eagle.

Stewart is working on the construction at the Sandusky Mall and started going to the Old Dutch for the food and occasional eagle sighting. Patrons watch the eagles' nest from a television via a camera focused on the nest.

"It bums me out," Stewart said Wednesday as he ate his lunch at the Old Dutch.

Bar patrons and bird watching groups started going to the bar once the eggs were laid in late February. When the eggs hatched in early April, enthusiasm continued to grow for the eaglets.

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