Eagles relocated away from power lines
Wednesday, July 24 2013 @ 03:28 AM EDT
Contributed by: MaryF
By NATE BROWN
Tuesday, July 23, 2013 10:22 am
There are only 19 bald eagle “couples” that nest in Harris County. One of those couples makes its eyrie in a secluded area near Townsend Blvd. and Hwy. 59 and recently had its nest relocated from a dead pine tree threatening power lines, to a permanent 112-foot concrete perch, thanks to ecologists from CenterPoint Energy.
The nest is on land owned by Don and Denise Schneider, who have lived on that piece of land for 28 years. Denise grew up loving eagles in her native eastern Idaho. The Schneiders have enjoyed watching this pair of eagles for about five years now.
The process of relocating the eagle couple or “convocation” in scientific terminology, began in the spring when a company that contracts with CenterPoint came out to clear dead trees from the path of the power lines that run through the Schneiders’ property.
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