Honeymoon Island State Park
Decided to go on an exploration to see the Eagle Pair at Honeymoon Island State Park. Did not see the Eagles, however; their nest was pretty impressive!
“The 2015-16 season was the 8th consecutive year for eagles to nest on the island. This new nest is the first time eagles have reestablished nesting on the island since the 1935 homestead nest.”
- May live up to 40 years.
- Eggs are laid 36 hours apart and both male and female incubate the eggs.
- Average gestation period is 35 days with eggs hatching one at a time 36 hours apart.
- The chicks are called Eaglets and remain in the nest for 10 to 12 weeks.
- Both parents feed the Eaglets.
Those Eagles have some exact timing when it comes to laying and to hatching their Eaglets!
The Osprey Trail
Imagine being on an Island within a Pine Forest! You will see sand as well as pine cones. Plus Ospreys Galore along with their nests!
I have lived here long enough now to know the call of the Ospreys. It makes my ears tune in and my eyes focused on the trees or skies every time.
Fauna & Flora
Other Birdlife Out & About
Spooky Trees aka Snag Trees
These trees are perfect places to build an Osprey nest. Also, Ospreys build and repair nests by snapping off dead limbs in flight instead of collecting downed wood from the ground.
Briefly touched on to the Pelican Trail that works its way around the edge of the Island and along the Gulf of Mexico. Mangroves, Salt Air and Sea Breeze Oh My!