It looked like that eagle meant to drop the stick. A lot of work for no reward, but maybe it wasn’t right for the nest.
New Hampshire Gardener,
It happens fairly often with the females. They don’t fly as well as the males. They realize they can’t make it up to the nest and land in a lower branch on the tree. This one and others will look up at the nest as if figuring out what to do next. Most of the time they drop it…
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